Oil bath...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 12-19-2012 08:17 PM 2366 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When applying oil to small boards…. I use an Oil Bath..

Put a few inches of grapeseed oil in the bottom and then a rack over for letting the excess drip off.

You can continue to “baste” the boards until they are saturated…
Leave dry for a few hours and then buff…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 12-19-2012 08:22 PM

Nice. True production.

Is grapeseed oil another form of wine? It would be nice if it was.


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#2 posted 12-19-2012 08:26 PM

Hi Larry.

“Oil Bath”? What’s next, sending the wood to a spa? :)

Nice idea, mate. Good on yer.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 08:32 PM

at first i thought that it was you who took the oil bath, that would explain how your skin glistened in your pictures, lol…but now i see its for cutting boards..ahhhh…yea i can be a little slow…but if it works then its good huh…i like the tub and rack…nice set up…

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 08:55 PM


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#5 posted 12-19-2012 09:07 PM

Grapeseed oilis a new one on me. I guess it doesn’t go rancid like some other oils?

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 09:42 PM

Good idea!

I use the same sort of setup for my scrollwork, only it’s a soak in lemon oil instead of grapeseed.

Very clever Sir!


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#7 posted 12-19-2012 09:51 PM

Larry, the best sort of grape oil comes in bottles at Dan Murphys!!

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 09:59 PM

Good idea!

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 10:02 PM

Nice… you really are the Board Master!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#10 posted 12-19-2012 10:33 PM

I have not seen and grape seed oil here. Is that local to just Australia?
Nice way to get them full by basting. I have heard that should be done with an oil to seal a food related product.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 12-19-2012 10:59 PM

Nice idea! I have been using aluminum tray’s, but they are not sturdy when the project is heavy.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#12 posted 12-20-2012 12:20 AM

That’s a deluxe idea Larry. I was almost afraid to open this one, when I seen “oil bath” as the subject…. LOL I don’t know where my mind was…. hahahaha

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 12-20-2012 12:23 AM

Buff, or massage???

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#14 posted 12-20-2012 12:46 PM

Good tip but better if I have same quantity as yours in the bath.

-- Bert

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#15 posted 12-20-2012 07:40 PM

Nice boards, Larry.

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