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Forum topic by brantley posted 09-07-2010 10:34 PM 6632 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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brantley

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09-07-2010 10:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question cutting board

Does HD sell the Salad Bowl Finish needed for the cutting boards? I cant seem to find it on their website. Or do they sell another brand of finish? Also what is this 50/50 mixture ive seen people say they use on their boards?


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Bill White

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#1 posted 09-07-2010 11:01 PM

Don’t get too tangled in the finish crap. Most finishes are food safe after they are CURED. Keep in mind that shellac is used as a pill (as in drugs) coating. It is an organic product. I would just use plain old mineral oil. Just don’t try to put the bowl in a dishwasher. You’ll have to re-oil from time to time.
Please don’t use polycrapithane on any fine wood products.
Bill
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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 12:52 AM

Greetings brantly,

+1 for Bill White on the mineral oil….That’s all I’ve ever used on my boards….that’s all you really need ..period…..3-4 good coatings till the m.o. is soaked in good, and maybe once a month put another

light coat on…..Don’t worry about a 50/50 mixture of anything…...just the oil will do, as Bill said…It’s all I use..

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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ellen35

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 01:04 AM

Another vote for mineral oil… from the laxative section of the pharmacy or super market.
That’s all I ever use. Cheap (like $3 per bottle) and really makes the wood pop!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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lew

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#4 posted 09-08-2010 01:25 AM

Mineral oil all the way!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 03:14 AM

Greetings ellen,

I got so tickled when I read your post, cause I read it wrong…”from the laxative section of the pharmacy….
really makes the wood poop…..I said “what”? Then I re-read it, and started laughing, and my wife thought I was crazy, til I told her, and she died laughing…....Tooo funnny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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brantley

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#6 posted 09-08-2010 03:43 PM

Thanks everybody for the advice. I will try the straight mineral oil method and post the finish product on here for critiquing.

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#7 posted 09-15-2010 02:46 AM

Well I have almost finished the boards. I went to home depot today to get the mineral oil. I couldn’t find it so I asked one of the guys working there and he pointed to the mineral spirits and he said “that’s it right there” and I said “that’s mineral spirits” and he said “its the same thing. I don’t even know why they put spirits on there but that’s what it is. Is mineral oil.” .... – I just nodded my head and left. Do the home depots or lowes carry mineral oil. I’m wondering if the home depot here just doesn’t carry it?

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 09-15-2010 07:05 AM

Greetings brantly,
Just go to your local grocery store or pharmacy and buy the mineral oil….they all carry it..about #2.00 a bottle. Mineral spirits and mineral oil is not the same thing…..where do they get these people to work there?
I believe that a big majority of the people working in the Lowes and Home Depot are brain-dead, cause they know nothing about nothing when it comes to the products they carry there..

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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brantley

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#9 posted 09-15-2010 02:25 PM

Thanks Rick. As soon as i posted i was talking with a friend and he said the grocery would have it. I will check there. Thanks!

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#10 posted 09-15-2010 02:57 PM

You will find mineral oil in the pharmacy where the laxatives are. It is usually on the bottom self and should cost only a few dollars, as Rick said.

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