Care for your tools

All wooden tools in the kitchen dry out with use. Proper care will ensure they last generations. Never put your wooden tools in the dishwasher!  But feel free to wash your wooden tools in water with soap.
All tools I make are given four coats of a food-safe finish and should last for years without drying out.
 
From time to time, depending on how much they are used/washed, you will need to afford them some care; wood fibres lift, lignins open. **If you use your tools frequently**, coating them liberally with Olive Oil and leaving them overnight on a cookie tray works well. Mineral oil from a drug store is also a good option to keep the wood soaked in goodness. After the first few washes, your new tool will roughen a little but then settle down with use. Follow the procedures above to keep your tools in fine fettle.