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Woodworking: Home-made butcher block oil

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Walkerton, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 8, 2010
1:32 PM

Post #7541079

Anybody have a recipe? I remember somebody posting one a long time ago, but I can't remember the mineral oil/beeswax ratio.
TKS in advance
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

February 8, 2010
6:35 PM

Post #7542074

Simply shave about 1/2 teaspoon beeswax into a microwave safe dish with a cupful of mineral oil; microwave on high for about 45 seconds. Appy to the cutting board or butcher block while still warm. Save or dispose of the remainder of the oil.

It will also give a wood surface a nice Beeswax smooth feel to the touch and leave a gentle, sweet fragrance.
Walkerton, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 8, 2010
8:08 PM

Post #7542320

I knew I'd get an answer soon. Thanks DP. I'll be darned if I'll pay for "Butcher Block Oil" at outrageously high prices when I have the ingredients to make it myself. The small hard Maple cutting board I made for my wife thanks you as well. BTW that is some HARD wood.
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

February 9, 2010
9:34 PM

Post #7545488

Pleased to help Bob.

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