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08-27-2015 01:37 PM

Fellow woodworkers, I made a 36’ paddle for stirring large kettles of soups and sauces. Question; should I use Mineral Oil to seal it as you do a Cutting Board?

-- Don, northern Maine


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#1 posted 08-27-2015 02:02 PM

Yes you can use mineral oil or a butcher block oil for wooden spoons just like any other treen ware.it should never be left immersed, and watch your clean up helpers, mine thought wooden spoons could go through the dishwasher

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#2 posted 08-27-2015 02:16 PM



Yes you can use mineral oil or a butcher block oil for wooden spoons just like any other treen ware.it should never be left immersed, and watch your clean up helpers, mine thought wooden spoons could go through the dishwasher

- ChefHDAN

AHH yes the dishwasher, thanks Chef.

-- Don, northern Maine

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#3 posted 08-27-2015 06:50 PM

Personally I wouldn’t use mineral oil for a wooden spoon, as it offers little protection since the oil doesn’t penetrate the wood. I like Tried and True 100% polymerized linseed oil (no additives, no dryers). A fair number of spoon makers use food grade flaxseed oil but I think you need to soak it for that, and it’s going to cost you a fortune to get enough to soak that big a spoon.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#4 posted 08-28-2015 02:44 PM

jdh, agreed, my preference is the John Boos Mystery oil
It penetrates well & I use it for all of my wooden blocks, tables, bowls and spoons. The 3 pack is a good deal and lasts me a few years. I don’t like to mention then linseed oil as so many think BLO is the same thing

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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