thanks for the reply, octaveman,
that's what I suggested and she nearly jumped down my throat.
BTW, can someone please explain what mineral oil is? I am not sure what it is called here in Oz....
you have to get it in a pharmacy (chemists/drug store) it might be labeled as "Food-Grade" liquid paraffin.
It is also used as a laxative in this form and is safe to ingest. It is part of the mixture that goes into waxes for coating cheeses, etc.
Do not use any of the paraffin oils used for lamps, etc. They have additives that are harmful.
If you can't find anything else, you can melt beeswax (carefully) which shouldn't be that difficult to find and while it is still liquid, rub it vigorously into the board. Some woodworkers use a commercial product that is a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil on bowls and wood utensils but I don't know if it is available in OZ.
Edited by andiesenji, 21 October 2006 - 09:24 AM.