Wood finishing in general by James ZanglPosted:Feb 5th, 2021 11:00 pm
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Recently, I heard someone on TV declare that the best way to treat a cutting board was with mineral oil, applied regularly. He also said that a Polyurethane would not be safe.
This did require some thought. What he said is kind of true, kind of not and a bit misleading.
Hearing this call to mind a book that I have been rereading “All Creatures Great and Small”, about a country vet in the Dales of England. He is constantly coming into conflict with “the cures” that the grand fathers swore by. We woodworkers have some of those same grandfathers, I suspect.
Since we have had an ongoing discussion on finishes over the past months, I thought I would look some more.
For this set of research, I went to Wikipedia and again Bob Flexner for information and citations. I apologize if I have missed any citations or gotten them wrong. The full articles can be read at Wikipedia or Bob Flexner’s book.
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