|Forum topic by LeChuck||posted 03-28-2013 07:20 PM||1670 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-28-2013 07:20 PM
So, I made a cutting board and used Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner, bought at home depot. I really liked that finish, and it smelled good.
This prompted me to wonder if I could use something similar on non food related items (furniture, boxes).
The thing is, I love using the Watco natural danish oil, but I do not like to use it on really light woods because of how they often take on a yellow tint. The butcher block thing, which is a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax, on the other hand seemed to just give a nice warm, light brown glow to my hickory. I also normally enjoy the look and feel of wax on top of the oil.
I’d like to see if I can figure out my own mixture that would have a similar result on other items. Perhaps a mix of BLO and wax? Does BLO have the same yellowing attribute as the tung oil used in the Watco finish? Any other oil and wax mixture that would work well?
-- David - Tucson, AZ