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Forum topic by jasoncarpentry posted 06-23-2011 03:32 PM 2286 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-23-2011 03:32 PM

I just finished a large butcher block using buthcher-block oil from Home Depot (both plain and with beeswax). I’d like to reuse the rags; any suggestions as to how to get this stuff out? Soap & water?

-- Jim in Tennessee

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#1 posted 06-23-2011 03:47 PM

warm water and dish soap should do it, may need to rinse and repeat 2-3 times.

that aside, I usually use (SCOTTS) paper towels for this type of finish so that I don’t end up with soaked rags that I would need to clean – just keep them soaked in a plastic baggie for reuse with mineral oil and if they ever get overused, toss and use a new one (you’d be surprised how long one will last though…)

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#2 posted 06-24-2011 06:35 AM

I’m not trying to be rude or anything- but think of how much the water and the soap would cost compared to just cutting up another old t-shirt for more rags. I know where I come from I’m always stocked with new t-shirts from vendors, charity races, company events, and school stuff. Because of this- I never think twice about throwing out a rag after using it with mineral oil or danish oil- That is, after I have hung it out to dry for a few days. -

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