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Forum topic by Rautenbach posted 06-25-2009 05:24 PM 2006 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rautenbach

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06-25-2009 05:24 PM

I see that most of the guys recomend mineral oil for cutting boards what grade do you reccomend and where do you get it at a hardware store or? Remember guys I am in South Africa if you know where that is

-- Rautenbach,South Africa


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HokieMojo

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#1 posted 06-25-2009 05:44 PM

i think you’d easily find it at the grocery store as well as a hardware store. There shouldn’t be many grades. Just different brands. Just make sure it is unscented (otherwise it is baby oil).

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Craig S. Cottingham

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#2 posted 06-25-2009 05:55 PM

I just bought a bottle a couple of days ago. It was in the pharmacy/personal care products section of my local grocery store, next to the other, um, laxatives.

-- Craig S. Cottingham, Olathe, KS

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#3 posted 06-25-2009 11:59 PM

You should find it at any pharmacy and most grocery stores (in the USA) I’ve only found two grades for human consumption so far , but the food industry has many grades for lubricating machinery , etc… I usually get mine from WalMart for about $2.00 US per pint . I don’t know if you have any Wallys in S.Africa though. Don’t waste your money on things called “Butcher Block oil ” etc , because it is just mineral oil in a fancy bottle…and 3 times the price !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Rautenbach

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#4 posted 06-26-2009 11:23 AM

Thank you Guys

-- Rautenbach,South Africa

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hObOmOnk

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#5 posted 06-26-2009 12:55 PM

Mineral Oil goes by different names in other countries.
It’s a medicinal product, so check with your local chemist.

-- 温故知新

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 06-26-2009 05:35 PM

Any Supermarket or Drugstore… in the Laxative Dept.

It’s generic… any will be just fine…

It works as a general oil finish as well…

I rub-down all of our wooden knife handles, wooden spoons, salad bowls, etc.

Works GREAT!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Mark Gipson

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#7 posted 06-27-2009 04:16 AM

I had a problem tracking down mineral oil here in Thailand. It’s not carried in any supermarket, hardware or pharmacy type stores. I think in Thailand if somebody is in need of a laxative they just throw an extra handful of chillies in the next meal! I was able to find some in a store selling chemicals for making your own skin care products and shampoo. You may be able to find a similar store in your home country.
All I need to find now is some waterproof glue and I can think about making a cutting board.

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 06-27-2009 05:23 AM

Mark , the glue doesn’t need to be ”waterProof ” , just water ”resistant”.....I use Titebond II all the time …of course I don’t know if it’s available to you …

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Mark Gipson

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#9 posted 06-27-2009 05:32 AM

I can’t get Titebond here. I’m sure they will make some water resistant glue here, it just takes time to track some things down because the big hardware stores don’t stock useful stuff like that.

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