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Need some advice

by Fireguy82
posted 02-03-2017 02:27 AM


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LittleShaver

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#1 posted 02-03-2017 05:10 PM

I use a blend of mineral spirits and bees wax for anything in the kitchen. Heat 3 parts mineral oil in a double boiler to about 140 degrees, stir in 1 part bees wax until melted. Pour into a container (wide mouth). Once the mix cools, wipe on, allow to soak in for an hour or so, then wipe off the excess.
It’s food safe and easily renewable. My wife uses it on her cutting board and renews every couple of months.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 02-03-2017 09:49 PM

Just make sure you use MINERAL OIL and not mineral spirits or heating this mix on the stove will result in a need for rebuilding your entire house!

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#3 posted 02-03-2017 10:47 PM

An other oldie but goldie is 1 part Bees wax, 1 part boiled linseed oil and 1 part mineral spirits , warm up mix, let cool to solidify, I would think you could use mineral oil instead of the MS, just never tried that.

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#4 posted 02-03-2017 11:11 PM

Just curious, why do you want to cover your stove?

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#5 posted 02-04-2017 01:27 AM

My wife wants more counter space and the burners hidden

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#6 posted 02-04-2017 05:11 AM

Minwax poly – foodsafe, much more abrasion resistant, no cooking it. Mix 1:1 with ms and just wipe. Mix in some wd lockwood oil based dye if a little color is needed.

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#7 posted 02-04-2017 05:22 PM



I use a blend of mineral spirits and bees wax for anything in the kitchen. Heat 3 parts mineral oil in a double boiler to about 140 degrees, stir in 1 part bees wax until melted. Pour into a container (wide mouth). Once the mix cools, wipe on, allow to soak in for an hour or so, then wipe off the excess.
It s food safe and easily renewable. My wife uses it on her cutting board and renews every couple of months.

- Dan Hulbert

ARRRRG, As corrected by someone else, I should have listed Mineral Oil rather than mineral spirits. Must have been some kind of senior moment.

-- Sawdust Maker

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