|Forum topic by Lloyd Davies||posted 10-21-2009 01:38 AM||16424 views||3 times favorited||9 replies|
10-21-2009 01:38 AM
Hello all. I recently made a few of the obligatory cutting boards and am using one at home. I initially started with a mineral oil only finsih. The only problem is that it seems to need a new finish every 2 weeks for so so I went and bought some beeswax like this stuff from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Stakich-BEESWAX-PELLETS-YELLOW-2-LB/dp/B0022WRVAQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1256081508&sr=8-2. My goal was to get a finish that lasts a bit longer.
However when I put the mineral oil and beeswax together in the microwave to warm up the oil got pretty hot but the pellets themselves did not really melt. When I applied the finish the cutting board it was really messy. Much more messy that just the oil. I am also giving away a few of these and want to give some finish with them; so I’d like it to be easy to apply.
My questions are:
Thanks all in advance.
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