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Forum topic by Jokker78 posted 10-12-2013 11:38 PM 827 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jokker78

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10-12-2013 11:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question cherry maple walnut

What do y’all use to finish a cutting board ? I just made my first one.

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-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short


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#1 posted 10-13-2013 12:43 AM

You can do a search of the forum and find about 10,000 answers to this question, but the most popular will be mineral oil, bees wax and a combination of the two. There are others that are a little more exotic, but MO is a great starting (and perhaps finishing) point.

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 12:44 AM

Yes I could. But I do most of my browsing from my phone and
It will not search .

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#3 posted 10-13-2013 01:20 AM

Mineral oil all the way. easy to find, apply and never goes rancid.

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#4 posted 10-13-2013 01:55 AM

My finish of choice is mineral oil. Using Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner can help pop the grain. It’s a combo of mineral oil and beeswax.

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#5 posted 10-13-2013 02:05 AM

It may be cost effective for you to make your own concoction of mineral oil/bees wax….both are cheap… mineral oil at the pharmacy (laxative section) and bees wax at the local health food store….all you need is a double boiler on your stove….that is what I did here

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#6 posted 10-13-2013 02:27 AM

You can use any finish for a cutting board. Most all finishes are food safe after they have cured. I would stay away from lacquer because it is brittle. Salad bowl finish is good but you can make your own. Just take mineral oil and cut the polyurethane 50/50 if it’s an oil based poly.

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#7 posted 10-13-2013 02:39 AM

I second using mineral oil. Flood, let it sit, wipe, repeat a few times.

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#8 posted 10-13-2013 12:22 PM

Bear fat

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