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Forum topic by Rob posted 10-09-2013 09:50 PM 825 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-09-2013 09:50 PM

I made up some mineral oil and beeswax for the cutting boards I make and it cooled to a very nice paste, similar to a Vaseline consistency. Is it better to apply it when still warm and in liquid form or wait until it’s cool and apply it as a paste? thanks for your thoughts!

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#1 posted 10-09-2013 09:52 PM

I am certainly no expert but I would think that when it is warm it would be able to penetrate the pores of the wood easier. I am interested to hear what others say on this matter. :)


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#2 posted 10-09-2013 10:08 PM

The Howard stuff is that sort of mixture and has a lotion quality about it. To me it doesn’t matter as long as it gets in every notch, pore and scratch – although if it’s like paste or lard or something I’d warm it up so it can really get down in there.

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#3 posted 10-10-2013 12:27 AM

Doesn’t matter. The big molecules of both the oil and wax prevent any penetration more than a couple wood cells deep.

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