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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 12-13-2015 02:24 AM 620 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2015 02:24 AM

What does this mineral oil do for the wood? Do you have to apply any other kind of finish to it? What makes it different from other things.


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#1 posted 12-13-2015 02:31 AM

All depends on what you want to do/use it for?

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#2 posted 12-13-2015 02:59 AM

I see the mineral oil used in a lot of cutting boards.

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#3 posted 12-13-2015 03:32 AM

Mostly, it repels water, and is food-safe, which is why it’s used for cutting boards. It’s not really a finish, as it doesn’t polymerize into a film like other oil finishes like boiled linseed oil or Danish oil or teak oil. It won’t ever really dry.

Unless you’re making a wood item that’ll come into contact with food, there’s no real reason to use mineral oil.

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#4 posted 12-13-2015 03:54 AM

Thanks for your input, that sounds like a answer I was hoping to hear.

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