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Old 03-15-2013, 07:49 PM  
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Walnut oil is readily available ... I got mine at: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...FetFMgodCQgASw

Remember, it must be 100% pure walnut oil without any additives or preservatives. Make sure it is for use on food surfaces.

Make sure you invite me for dinner.
Thanks Villa. If I'm cooking you don't want to eat it.


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Old 03-15-2013, 10:18 PM  
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I think tung is widely used on those big wooden bowls and utensils you can buy in the stores. I used mineral oil on my butcher block countertops (go to Wal~Mart; in the pharmacy section, a bottle of mineral oil (food grade) is only a couple of bucks.) I think it is in the laxative section. I usually use olive oil on my cutting boards. As Villa suggested, walnut oil is also good. Neal had a good idea, too, with the beeswax. Basically, if you wouldn't be comfortable ingesting it, don't use it on a cutting surface.


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I think tung is widely used on those big wooden bowls and utensils you can buy in the stores. I used mineral oil on my butcher block countertops (go to Wal~Mart; in the pharmacy section, a bottle of mineral oil (food grade) is only a couple of bucks.) I think it is in the laxative section. I usually use olive oil on my cutting boards. As Villa suggested, walnut oil is also good. Neal had a good idea, too, with the beeswax. Basically, if you wouldn't be comfortable ingesting it, don't use it on a cutting surface.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:01 PM  
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according to the FDA tung oil is safe to use but only if it is applied properly and allowed to thoroughly dry, otherwise, you will visiting the bathroom very often for a while with your butt over one place and your mouth another. Personally , I wouldnt' use it . instead walnut oil or mineral oil is best
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according to the FDA tung oil is safe to use but only if it is applied properly and allowed to thoroughly dry, otherwise, you will visiting the bathroom very often for a while with your butt over one place and your mouth another. Personally , I wouldnt' use it . instead walnut oil or mineral oil is best
I finished the cutting board and used mineral oil. I used red oak and Purple Heart. I thought I would send you a picture. Thanks for all your advice as always.

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nice job, shame to use it as a cutting board, but what else is there ?
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Looks nice, but I will suggest you don't picture frame laminated wood. Wood will expand and contract width ways. Any time you frame solid wood like a cupboard door the panel is loose in the frame so it can move.
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Thanks Elbo. Maybe a trivet.

Neal - great point will watch for that and remember next time. I just couldn't resist.
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jmc - bet if you made a few of those you could make quite a few $$$ at a flea market or yard sales!
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jmc - bet if you made a few of those you could make quite a few $$$ at a flea market or yard sales!
Sounds good if you say it fast, but I doubt it.


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