Wooden Knife Handles

12/16/14 @ 7:37 AM
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Igor
Igor
USER since 6/20/01
A while back someone posted how they refinish old wooden knife handles and for the life of me I can not find the thread. I believe someone said they used mineral oil to get the job done instead of restaining them. Actually, I believe it was CDS that posted it but I may be wrong. Can anyone help me? Since I am currently out of work, refinishing the handles on some of our kitchen knives is on the to-do list. Thanks much.
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12/16/14 @ 6:23 PM
Igor
Igor
USER since 6/20/01
Thanks for all of the responses. Taking Killroy's advice and using Tung Oil. The guy at ACE said either that or food grade mineral oil but Tung Oil is cheaper.

Amazing how many chores around the house you can find when unemployed.

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12/16/14 @ 12:06 PM
Mr. Killroy
Mr. Killroy
USER since 5/3/07
Try tung oil. It's waterproof and brings out the wood grain really well.

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12/16/14 @ 11:37 AM
sawdusto
sawdusto
USER since 6/26/01
I use a mixture of one third bees wax and two thirds mineral oil. Heat slowly in a double boiler or on low power in the microwave. Heat slowly until the mixture is all liquid, no floaters, wipe on liberally, let cool, scrape off excess and buff. The wax seems to hold the oil longer.

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12/16/14 @ 10:46 AM
cds
cds
USER since 9/18/01
I don't recall unless it was the Rapala fillet knife I might'a mentioned.

I use linseed oil for wooden tool handles AND knife handles.

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12/16/14 @ 8:26 AM
river_chaser
river_chaser
USER since 10/3/12
try this

http://http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/776913-Wood-Handle-Care

for my cheap Chicago cutlery, just mineral oil. Same as a cutting board.

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