Oil escaping from a hot cutting board?

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Forum topic by BlueVine posted 07-29-2014 05:04 PM 973 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2014 05:04 PM

Hey guys. The other day, I was running errands and left one of my finished cutting boards in a hot car for a few hours. When I came back, I noticed a significant amount of mineral oil had escaped the board and it was very slick to the touch. I am starting to sell at some farmers markets this weekend, and am really worried that this will happen during the market (it will be outdoors in ~85 degree southern heat). Does anyone know any tricks to keep this from happening? Or why it is happening? I usually finish my boards with about 3 coats of mineral oil then buff in my beeswax/oil mixture.

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#1 posted 07-29-2014 05:37 PM

A shady spot for sure or a canopy of some type.
I sold at a Farmer’s market last year but this did not happen. Thankfully!
I am in North Alabama and last summer was definitely a scorcher but I am also sure the inside a car is hotter!

-- The most dangerous tool in my shop is the one I am currently using! Harvey

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