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Alexandre

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12-03-2012 08:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cutting board question

So, I’m planning to make my mom a new cutting board for christmas… What oil should I use?
Is Grapeoil okay? Does it become rancid?
Or is that mineral oil used as a laxitive okay as an oil?
It just seems like no store near me sells walnut oil…

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#1 posted 12-03-2012 08:58 PM

from http://www.naturescuttingboards.com.au/faqs.htm

”Grapeseed oil doesn’t oxidize as quickly as other vegetable oils and therefore doesn’t go rancid after a period of time. Most other vegetable oils will go tacky, smelly and a dark yellow color when left on the board. Grapeseed is also neutral in flavor. It is available worldwide in most supermarkets.”

I was surprised to learn this.

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 09:13 PM

Most folks mineral oil (yes, the laxative kind will work), or butcher block finish, which is usually mineral oil and beeswax. Don’t know anything about grape oil, personally.

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 09:20 PM

I use mineral oil. The one you get from the pharmacy.

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 09:27 PM

I use mineral oil and beeswax on my boards. Take a look at LJ degoose page he has a good blog on building boards.

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#5 posted 12-03-2012 09:35 PM

Thanks guys…
Anyone have any experiance with Claphams salad bowl finish?

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#6 posted 12-03-2012 09:40 PM

I use Behandla salad bow finish. I get it from Ikea…................Jim

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#7 posted 12-03-2012 11:16 PM

Howards Butcher block conditioner is best. It leaves the wood feeling soft and silky. Plain mineral oil leaves the wood oily to the touch, and takes forever to dry out.
Howards is ready to use once it dries, which doesn’t take long. It is available at Home Depot for a reasonable price.

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#8 posted 12-04-2012 12:54 AM

Oh well… I bought TitebondIII and some claphams salad bowl finish… any suggestions when its glue up?

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