|Forum topic by Jonathan||posted 02-27-2011 05:48 PM||3734 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-27-2011 05:48 PM
I know there are several different camps on what finish to apply to cutting boards and butcher blocks, ranging from mineral oil, mineral oil and wax, walnut oil, salad bowl finish, and others as well.
I just completed a pizza peel and was deciding what finish to apply. I thought I’d go with mineral oil. Someone had also suggested the Boos Block Mystery Oil, which is a combination of mineral oil, raw linseed oil, and orange oil. I thought that might be an interesting combination and a little bit different than straight mineral oil, and something that would not go rancid like vegetable oil, olive oil, etc. tend to do (which is why I never use them on wood items).
My question is, who here has made their own recipe of “butcher block oil” and what did you all put in it, as well as what proportions did you mix it at? Anybody made one including linseed like the one mentioned above? How about orange oil, lemon oil, etc.?
I ended up going with the straight mineral oil as I didn’t want to wait, or pay for the shipping of the mystery oil above, since I couldn’t find it locally. I’m asking for future alternative finishing possibilities though.
Thanks for sharing your recipes!
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."