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Yes. There are other places to buy mineral oil, but the mineral oil
at the pharmacy is probably more pure than other sources. Mineral oil
won't go rancid like many other oils. The oil will darken the wood a
little. It is good to test any finish on a scrap piece first.
Not really. You can make a cutting board any way you wish. There are
a few kinds of wood to avoid. I read that beech is a good choice.
I've made cutting boards from cherry, oak, and maple. I have even
used pine, although this wood is generally too soft.
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