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Thread: What To Look For In Cutting Board?

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    I got my board yesterday, and felt like a kid at Christmas. The next couple days will probably seem like a longer wait than after I first decided to get one....prepping it before the first use. I put a coat of mineral oil on it last night, and will do at least one more before the Board Butter coat.

    Thanks David, it looks great.

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    So, a couple of light coats of mineral oil before a coat of Board Butter? Is the "heavy" mineral oil OK to use?

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    "heavy" as in a beeswax mix?

    Maybe I am going a bit overboard before the first use, but everything I read said to give it a few coats of mineral oil when you first get it, then every XX, depending on use. Figured I would let the board drink up a bit of oil before I do the heavier sealing mixture.

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    The mineral oil I use is 70 weight. Just a little thinner than gear grease. (Not to be confused with that.) I soak the boards them let then drain for 12 to 24 hours before applying the Board Butter.

    Allowing the board to soak up more oil is okay, just don't go overboard like another poster here I know of did. To much oil will result in a weeping board when the temperatures rise.

    How often to oil? I don't know of a tried and true schedule, what I advise is to oil when the area you cut the most on starts to look a little lighter. Then oil the entire board. For every four times you oil the top, oil the bottom and sides once.

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    The bottle I have says heavy.I know there's a light version as well.

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    Heavy is okay. Might take a little longer to soak in so try to heat it a little prior to applying. Just put the entire bottle in a pan of hot water and let the oil heat up.

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    Thanks David. Getting my "slab" tomorrow.Can't wait!

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    Hope the board survived the trip in the luggage.

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    Lol! Won't know till tomorrow.I'm sure it'll be fine.

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    I made the mistake of over soaking my board in oil, the result was a very slight warp witch was enough to cause it to move around when putting pressure on it. So only put light coats on yours.

    I also had "heavy" mineral oil, and hated it. I found that after a week or so, a strange waxy crust formed on the surface. After giving it a good sanding to get rid of the wax, i used "light" mineral oil and have'nt had a problem since.

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