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MapleFinishing : Vegetable Oil – I now put mineral oil
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#1 posted 03-31-2010 01:30 AM
Nice board. Not a good finish though. Vegetable oil can cause bacteria in your board..Go to wal-greens or equal and get some mineral oil.
#2 posted 03-31-2010 01:37 AM
Mineral oil..I can find that anywhere?
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#3 posted 03-31-2010 03:30 AM
Also called Liquid Parrafin Oil.. make sure you buy the B.P. medical grade … available from your local pharmacy..[chemist]Larry
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#4 posted 03-31-2010 05:08 AM
you can also get mineral oil at family dollar or dollar general stores.
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#5 posted 03-31-2010 05:12 AM
It’s very nice cutting board.
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#6 posted 03-31-2010 06:20 AM
Mineral Oil , $2.00 pint at WalMart if there’s one near you . Nice board : )
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#7 posted 03-31-2010 03:11 PM
Charles is here in Canada like myself and mineral oil seems to be impossible to find up here. Any Canadian sources would be great if you have them.
-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!
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#8 posted 04-02-2010 03:22 AM
Nice board, My OCD would prefer the color be more balanced but that is just me being boring. I am sure mineral oil is available, I think, as degoose said, Aussies and British may call it liquid parrafin oil. No Idea what it is in French though. It is what they make “baby oil” out of – if that helps. I am not convinced that vegetable oil causes bacteria – D1st may be right, but vegetable oil will eventually go rancid. Mineral oil is more stable in this regard so a better choice. fwiw – I use olive or coconut oil on the board I use everyday.
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#9 posted 04-02-2010 07:18 PM
I fiinally found some mineral oil, it’s called Oral Lubricant Laxative :DI went to a pharmacy just like degoose says!Thanks.
#10 posted 04-05-2010 10:50 PM
Just found a source here in Canada actually labeled as “Wood Treatment Oil” – “Approved for use on surfaces where food is prepared.” You can get it at ikea.
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