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Forum topic by KevinVan posted 11-11-2009 02:28 AM 12231 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-11-2009 02:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: beeswax cutting board question

Hey guys,

I’m making some cutting boards and want to try and make my own mix of beeswax and mineral oil. I found the mineral oil for $8 for 32 ozs. I also found the beeswax at Joann’s for $15 a pound minus 40% with a coupon. Thing is they had both yellow and white beeswax.

So what do you guys use? I know it probably doesn’t matter, but is there a difference in the color or something?

Also, I was at Home depot and ask the worker if they carried beeswax and he said “the only beeswax we have is the wax rings for toilets! I said “No sh#t! LOL

Can you imagine using a toilet ring to finish a cutting board? haha

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#1 posted 11-11-2009 03:56 AM

I keep a johnny ring in my toolbox when I am trimming out houses. It’s great for waxing screws so they drive easily.

I use yellow beeswax that has been filtered. I get it from a local apiary for $8 per one pound block.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#2 posted 11-11-2009 05:39 AM

I use white beeswax.

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#3 posted 12-04-2009 10:45 PM

My understanding is that white bees wax is just yellow wax that has been filtered to remove the impurities. If it makes a difference in the look of the finish or not, I do not know. Sorry.

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#4 posted 12-04-2009 10:51 PM

I was thinking the same thing as James

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#5 posted 12-05-2009 05:43 AM

i use yellow bees wax because it is ez to get. you can buy a pint of mineral oil for $ 1.75 at dollar store.

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#6 posted 12-05-2009 08:59 AM

Greetings Kevin: WOW—$8.00 for a bottle of mineral oil? WOW!!!! Sorry. They must have seen you coming. +1 on what Jerry said. $1.75-2.00 tops at a dollar general store. For $8, they should of given you the whole case. And when you run out of cutting boards to do, you can always put some on your head, and use it for ” hair oil” lol lol. Sorry—- I just had to throw that in!!!!!!!!!! lol.

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#7 posted 12-05-2009 06:42 PM

Thanks for the tip on the dollar store.
I will for sure check that out.

-- ALS IK KAN “to the best of my ability,”

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