I recently received a nice, new, maple, edge grain Boos board #RA03. (I know most here prefer end grain but this is a gift from my wife.) I oiled it well with mineral oil prior to first use, as I do all wood cooking tools.
The board was very smooth and became smoother after oiling. However, after I washed, rinsed and dried it, the board became really rough. I know wood grain raises with water but I've not had other boards or tools do this. I oiled the board thoroughly again but it remains rough much unlike other boards I've owned.
Any thoughts? Is this what I should expect? Are your boards rough or smooth (before & after oiling)?
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.