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Posted on Mineral Oil Wicking Out of End Grain Cutting Boards

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#1 posted 12-15-2012 03:51 AM

Mineral oil doesn’t penetrate very far into the wood. It’s there mostly to make the wood somewhat more water resistant. It’s there to help prevent cracking. I’d just wipe off the excess and keep wiping it off as it comes up. Eventually you’ll need to re-apply the mineral oil.

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