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#1 posted 10-06-2012 07:06 AM


There is no point adding oil after the second coat as the surface is sealed and will absorb no more. Also, if the cutting board is intended to be used instead of displayed, the LAST thing you want on it would be a film finish—unless you want to eat bits of finish. The best finishes for cutting boards are mineral oil or beeswax. Both give a good look, don’t cause problems mixing with food and are easily renewed.

If you have to have a high shine and still be used ( for a little while ) use shellac. You can eat that stuff. In fact. You do if you take a capsule. Welcome to Lumber Jocks. Work safely and have fun.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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