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RoyS

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I have just made a chopping board and a cheese board, and have now realised I don't know what is the best finish for them! I have an unopened bottle of boiled linseed oil - will that do, or do I need another trip to the suppliers??

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Roy that will do,
I use Organoil which is Tung Oil with what smells like citrus oils, its food safe and easy to apply.

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Or just plain old fashioned tung oil.

Could always leave them unfinished, i believe that the resin in the timber kills the germs.

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I gather BLO contains all sorts of nasties in lieu of actually boiling the stuff these days, so perhaps not the best choice. I'd leave them unfinished myself; as Gary says, wood chopping boards have been proved to actually zap bacteria and such.

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I'm with Alf. A good chopping board will last for years without a finish. If it starts to look ugly, try rubbing it with walnut oil (as used in salad dressings :eek: ) to give it a bit of conditioning.

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I'm always in favour of 'do nothing' whenever possible, so that's the way I'll go!

Thanks for the help - Roy
 
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If you do go for an oil at any point, just make sure it's non toxic. Tung oil is a pure nut oil which is safe, also Liberon Finishing Oil is non toxic.

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The only potential problem with nut based oils on food projects is that some people are alergic to nuts! I'm not rteally sure how this pans out in reality, but I saw it mentioned with reference to babies rattles, it might just be worth bearing in mind.

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The only potential problem with nut based oils on food projects is that some people are alergic to nuts!
Good point Les, i hadn't even thought of that, not something that sprongs to mind, but you have to be carefull these days.

I'd leave them unfinished myself; as Gary says, wood chopping boards have been proved to actually zap bacteria and such
Who's Gary? First piece of advise i post on here and you get my name wrong. :x I feel like a second rate citizen. :x :x :x

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Hiya, Matt,

Don't worry, mate, I know you're not second rate. :wink: :lol:

And good advice you gave, too.

Cheers,

Trev.

(Woss all that Latin - can you translate it for me?)
 

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thanks for the support in my hour of need trev. Am learning to cope with the rejection now tho. :lol:

Matt :p
 

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My pleasure, Matt. And don't look on it as rejection, consider it to be the start of your celebrity on UKworkshop! =D>

And the Latin - it's much too late for me to try to work out that.

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Ach, there I go again. 'Pologies, Matt. That's the trouble with typing two different messages at once. #-o Noel and Neil will tell you it's nothing personal - I went throught a phase of confusing them too. :oops:

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That is a really good point about the nuts.

Thank you :shock: !!
 

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trevtheturner":771s67r4 said:
Woss all that Latin - can you translate it for me?
"How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" I believe. Sorry for the delay, I was adjusting me toga... :D

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Well done Alf,

For getting the latin right, you are now forgiven. That was a lucky escape :lol:

That is a really good point about the nuts.
You can never be too carefull with your nuts. :shock:

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