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    Butcher Block Oil...............

    Where do you folks get your Butcher Block Oil (mineral oil)?

    My local HD only (sometimes) carries it and when I can find it, it's $3 -$4 per 8 oz. bottle. That's $48 to $64 per gallon. Surely mineral oil can't be that expensive. Where can I find a similar product cheaper in say, gallon size?

    Thanks very much.
    Thanks, Mark.

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    wallgreens....16 oz about 4 bucks
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Like Tod, I get my mineral oil at whatever drug store chain I happen to be near. I've not found anything larger than 16 oz, but that will last me quite a while. Sometiems I'll buy several bottles at a time when it's on sale, and I've wondered what the checkout clerk must be thinking about someone buying that much laxative at one time.

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    Horse Vets use it by the gallon.

    For unplugging those plugged situations

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    Yup Mark,

    Mineral Oil at the discount pharmacy/chain of your choice.

    Oh, and I usually heat it and melt some parrafin wax in it, then apply while warm. That prolongs the re-application time, and seems to do a good job protecting the wood.

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    Mark,
    I moved you post, I felt that it was turning into a finishing question and this forum will have less trafic and will be easier to find in the future for other posters.

    Don
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    Vaughn, they would think you're FOS*.

    [full of stool]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    Vaughn, they would think you're FOS*...
    As do most folks who meet me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Mark,
    I moved you post, I felt that it was turning into a finishing question and this forum will have less trafic and will be easier to find in the future for other posters.

    Don
    Thanks Don, You're absolutely right. Sorry for the mix-up. Please see Sig line.


    Thanks also to the rest of you. Forgot all about the other uses of the stuff. Again, please see sig line. Still, $32 a gallon seems like a lot for plain ol' mineral oil but, I can look at it this way; At least you've cut the cost in half for me.


    Do the same drugstores also carry paraffin? I remember getting it at my local big chain grocery store 30+ years ago when I was a kid. I wasted A LOT of the stuff thinking I was making candles. Funny what our parents spend/waste on their kids so that their kids can learn, for better or worse.


    Grocery Store? Walmart, Walgreen, etc.?

    Thanks very much again.
    Last edited by Mark Rios; 11-13-2006 at 09:08 PM.
    Thanks, Mark.

    Custom Bonehead.

    My diet is working good. I'm down to needing just one chair now.

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    No problem Mark, that why they pay me the big bucks around here..
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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