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Posted on Advantages of beeswax mineral oil combo on cutting boards

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#1 posted 03-26-2019 11:14 PM

I’ve used mineral oil, tung oil, walnut oil, and Howard’s. I can’t see where one lasts longer than the other. Howard’s smells better.

That said, a big time BBQ guy (fed 10,000 people for an airline outing) asked me to make a big, and I mean BIG, cutting board for him. He’d been getting them out of Maine, but the maker discontinued the big one. At the tough service he put them through, they didn’t last forever. He brought me the used up board for me to copy it, and it still had some sort of oil deep into the wood. I could duplicate the board but not the deep oil type treatment. So, my point is that there are obviously better oil/wax treatments than what we are using, but I don’t know what they are. Maybe heat and pressure treating is the trick.

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