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  1. #1
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    Default What to finish platters with

    Hi,

    Wife wanted some platters, so whipped these two up. I
    found this timber had raised this question a little time back and the opinion was merbau, seeing it like this I'm not convinced, the grain does not appear right for merbau. Either way it looks ok and is bloody hard except the lighter timber which is a bit softer. Anyway the wife loves them and the colour, so really the rest does not matter .
    Anyway still need to run the edges over with the router however I'm not sure what to finish the platters with. I purchased some Feast Watson timber oil (food grade) and figure this should do the trick.

    Process from here
    spray the surface of the boards with water and let the fibres stand then give a light sand with 240 grit, clean and then coat the platters with the oil, wipe off and recoat as required and finish with a buff.

    Any ideas or tips. Platters (2).jpg

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    If you're not going to be chopping on them any food grade oil will do.

    If you're going to be chopping on them don't use any finish at all and clean with hot water.

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    The simple answer is mineral oil, you can buy it from Ikea and other places. I think it's pretty much the same as baby oil that you get from chemists.

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    I was told use cooking oil, which I have done but a previous coworker told me last year that coconut oil is the way to go. It is a natural anti-bacteria.

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    Ubeaut’s food safe mineral oil is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJM16 View Post
    I was told use cooking oil, which I have done but a previous coworker told me last year that coconut oil is the way to go. It is a natural anti-bacteria.
    Personally I would avoid any kind of cooking oils as they rend to turn rancid. Mineral oil is almost certainly the best option.

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    I also only use mineral oil on my cutting boards. Anything that is organic in nature as in oils will in my opinion go rancid after a while.

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    Mineral oil is best. I use Liquid parrafin from chemist, it's an edible mineral oil, do not use Baby Oil. And definitely don't use the Diggers Parrafin you get from Bunnings otherwise you'll be crook as.

    this question often pops up with the same arguments about veg oils, ie Canola, Grape oil, olive oil, etc and that some have experienced the oil going off. Unbeknownst to me we had one of those bench top edge boards from IKEA and the wife just used to wipe with canola oil on the odd occasion and we never had any issues.

    you can if u want buy chopping board oil but your wasting money as $26 for 500ml from bunnings or Howard's but $4.95 for 250ml sounds better to me.

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    IKEA cutting board oil. Someone on this forum put me onto it
    https://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/00170993/

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    I was hoping we'd see feedback about whether the oil penetration technique talked about in the recent spoon finishes thread would be applicable to this scenario or not...

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    Thanks very much for all the above comments.

    The Feast/Watson the one I have is a mix of Tung oil and natural oil. Tung oil seems to be ok, natural oil seems an open book and could be any mix in my mind. As its only being used for a platter will stick with the one I have until I investigate this topic in more detail.

    Linseed oil sounds ok to me and will visit the spoon finish thread.

    Anyway keen to see how they finish up.

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    I use livos oil and Gilly Stevenson's carnauba wax to polish it up to a nice finish


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