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Forum topic by rikkor posted 01-05-2008 at 05:38 AM 983 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2008 at 05:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: butcher block question finishing

There’s probably already something on this, but it’s late (for me). What is a good, food-safefinish for a butcher block table? Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 01-05-2008 at 07:31 AM

Mineral Oil, Walnut Oil, Mineral oil and Paraffin, Salad Bowl Finish cut 50-50 with mineral spirits. Mark Spagnoulo (The Wood Whisperer) has a lot on this in the archived video blog A Cut Above.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 01-05-2008 at 11:37 AM

Thanks Doug.

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#3 posted 01-05-2008 at 08:57 PM

I used General Finish Salad Bowl Finish not thinned on some cutting boards we made for Christmas presents.
3 coats and rubbed with 000 steel wool until ALL the surface finish was gone.
Everyone said it felt like marble and couldn’t quit rubbing and feeling the finish!

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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#4 posted 01-05-2008 at 09:58 PM

Just my own opinion but here is a video i did, you decide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq2pb_LfOBo

I just cant defend mineral oil, or blo , it simply dries too soft and mineral oil never does,

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#5 posted 01-05-2008 at 10:05 PM

Thanks guys. I watched the Marc Spagnoulo video and went with salad bowl finish cut with mineral spirits. Two more coats to go.

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