Cutting boards at shows

Signed-In Members Don't See This Ad
See more from sbarton22

sbarton22

Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2011
Messages
268
Location
Kansas City
Do any of you sell cutting boards?



I took my first set to a show and they wouldn't stop sweating oil. Maybe I over oiled them? Basically, they really did it in direct sunlight, which is something I could not control.



I think understand WHY they sweat, but I don't know what to do about it. Should I use less oil?


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks,


scott
 
Signed-In Members Don't See This Ad

KenV

Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2005
Messages
4,721
Location
Juneau, Alaska.
What kind of oil???

I use walnut oil (Mahoney and Doctors - not the grocery store kind) and after about two days, it is not an fluid --

Mineral oil never dries and with pores and heat will oooozzzzzeeee out
 

jd99

Member
Joined
Dec 14, 2010
Messages
764
Location
Ontario, CA United States
+1 on Mahoney's oil, I use it on my cutting boards, and candy trays, I also use it some times on the band saw boxes i make.

I also use the wax after several coats of mahoneys, and buffing.
Never had a sweating issue after it has dried.
 

raar25

Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2011
Messages
770
Location
Glastonbury CT
What wood are they made from? I use a mineral oil/beeswax/carnuba wax from Howard and it works great no sweating. Note, I put it on hot in several coats and it never really drys so the surface is a little oily to the touch.
 

sbarton22

Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2011
Messages
268
Location
Kansas City
I generally use basic domestics...maple, walnut and cherry. I find the walnut doesn't sweat at all but the maple looked like a fountain.

When you say several coats, how are you applying it? Just a swipe with a rag? Do you soak them?

I really flood them. Perhaps that is where I am going wrong.
 

raar25

Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2011
Messages
770
Location
Glastonbury CT
I heat the oil in the microwave till it is very thin and wipe on a generous coating and let it sit for 20 minutes than I wipe off the excess. I do this 2-3 times. I make my boards out of brazilian cherry and maple and so far the only thing sweating at craft shows is me!
 

mmayo

Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2013
Messages
2,019
Location
Tehachapi, CA
Take mineral oil, heat it in a double boiler and add pure beeswax at a ratio of 12-15 parts oil to 1 part wax. When the wax is completely dissolved pour into plastic bottles. When cooled it should be almost as viscous as vasoline. Apply liberally with a paper towel several times over an hour to raw wood. Be sure every mm gets plenty. Wipe with a dry paper towel and sell.

I now sell more than 10 bottles of this every month, more at Christmas. Oil of any kind without lots of wax is far less protective IMO.
 

mmayo

Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2013
Messages
2,019
Location
Tehachapi, CA
We sold 8 bottles 4-4 oz and 4-8 oz yesterday at a craft fair. Many folks that bought the larger bottles were repeat customers.
 
Top Bottom