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  • #16
    Our Lowes store still has the good old mineral spirits. We have the new milky stuff too, but it doesn't sell very well. Comes in both quart and gallon sized cans.
    Tony

    My Son-in-law said "Darnit, I cut this board twice, now. And it's still too short."

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    • #17
      That’s what I use mineral oil and mineral spirits. I mix it 50/50 or 40/60.
      Betty

      "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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      • #18
        Does the smell ever go away? Drip dry?
        Rolf
        RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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        • #19
          Bruce lets it soak in on the cardholders, takes 24 hrs. I let everything drip for a few minutes then wipe excess off. 50/50 takes longer to dry than 40/60. I usually move everything upstairs and turn the ceiling fan on to to help it soak in. This finish takes 3-4 days to dry enough to take to shows. Pack with tissue paper to absorb excess. There is no odor of the mineral spirits after it dries. Cutting boards take 3-4 weeks as they are soaked in straight mineral oil for 15 - 30 minutes and dry naturally, turning over daily. And it keeps your hands soft while dipping.
          Betty

          "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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