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Board wax for butcher block.

I need to find a purveyor of a good quality bee's wax/mineral oil blend of boards-wax in the G.T.A.
Or someone who sell bee's wax that I could blend with mineral oil myself.

Thanks

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  1. Pete, I don't live in Canada, but you should able to find beeswax in some art/craft stores. Many use them to make candles. Just use the unaltered/natural beeswax. I think the one I bought is the Yaley brand:

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/pr...

    http://www.amazon.com/Yaley-100-Beesw...

    1. Try Lee Valley?

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      Lee Valley
      590 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

      1. Order online from:
        www.theboardsmith.com or www.japaneseknifesharpening.com for the exact product you need. It's no big deal, they're both quick shippers and good people to do business with.

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        1. re: bogie

          Chem; An arts and craft store eh.Good idea,I would never have thought of that.Do you use it for your cutting board and if so,do you blend it with mineral oil?
          Kag: I didn't see anything on Lee Valley"s website but I'm going to be near one so I'll check it out in person.
          bogie: I want to find a local purveyor.To ship a $17.00 jar from JKS would cost me $40.00.No thanks

          edit: After a more thorough search of Lee Vally's website I think I've found what I'm looking for.
          Thanks all

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          Lee Valley
          590 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

          1. re: petek

            Yes, I use beeswax on my cutting board. That was the only reason I bought it. Initially, I mixed it with mineral oil, but lately I have been using the beeswax straight and applied it on the surface. It produces a relatively hard surface which last 6 months to a year (for me), and I don't have to oil my cutting board in between. Basically, a water resistance surface.

        2. I believe that Nella has something that would work.

          1. I noticed Costco (www.costco.ca) sells John Boos Board cream for about $13.

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            1. re: Blinkins

              Just picked up an 8oz tub of Clapham's Beeswax salad bowl finish from Lee Valley.
              Won't be able to try it out till I get my new boardSMITH block in a couple weeks.

              Thanks again for all the tips

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              Lee Valley
              590 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA