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Mineral Oil

Postby BladeMaster » Fri Jul 04, 2003 12:00 am

Where can I get Mineral Oil? I've heard that its good for your knives if you plan to cut food with them. Also,I have a Norelco razor and it recommends Mineral Oil for cleaning.

I've checked my local Wal-Mart and a grocery store and nobody knows what Mineral Oil is...



Any help would be great.

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Postby vampyrewolf » Fri Jul 04, 2003 8:31 pm

head over to the local drug store, and look under the laxitives...

I use mineral oil all the time on my knives. it doesn't spoil like veggie or canola oil, and is cheap.



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Postby BladeMaster » Fri Jul 04, 2003 8:34 pm

Thanks, vampyrewolf.

Wow, I would have never guessed that its a laxitive...

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Postby vampyrewolf » Fri Jul 04, 2003 10:33 pm

I didn't know it was either until someone else requested a cheaper place to buy some, and wa told. I had to go look for myself.

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Postby swede » Fri Jul 04, 2003 10:36 pm

One of my hobbies is Bonsai, and the experts all recommend mineral oil for cutting tools. I've found it to be a great general lubricant. Maybe someday I'll even use it as a laxative!

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Postby Alan2112 » Fri Jul 04, 2003 11:41 pm

What VPW said, or good ol' baby oil is a good sorce. I use the generic stuff, to treat our bone & stag handles, great for rosewood too! RKBA!

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Postby dialex » Sat Jul 05, 2003 5:03 am

I use Militec or even motor oil. Never worried about its potential toxicity because the knife is wiped after oiling. Besides, what harm can do a drop of M20-W40 oil in your diet? <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
Thanks for the tips, anyway <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby connor » Sat Jul 05, 2003 10:43 am

@ Dialex & the others

A lot of harm, actually. Mineral oil causes cancer when ingested. Just Google for "mineral oil cancer".

Just use Ballistol to wipe and conserve your blades .. great stuff and not expensive. Completely free of mineral oils. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby J Smith » Sat Jul 05, 2003 1:34 pm

Anymore seems everything causes cancer except all those nukes they tested back in the 50s.I really don't think its much of a thing to worry about.Hell I even still bite my lead split shot sinkers closed.

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Postby vampyrewolf » Sat Jul 05, 2003 2:20 pm

the list of carcinogenic things out there is too large to avoid... The small amount I get from the food that has contact with my blade(not to mention the pesticides used while it's growing, and anything in the water they get sprayed with, and anything they contact during shipping)... not to worry about.

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Postby connor » Sat Jul 05, 2003 2:32 pm

Excuse me, but this reaction ("denial strategy&quot<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> is stupid. You will probably reconsider when you are lying in hospital with colon cancer (one of the cancer types promoted by mineral oil).

I will try to avoid all chemicals that are known to cause cancer if at all possible. I mean, we mustn't make it *easier* for Death to get us, must we? <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby vampyrewolf » Sat Jul 05, 2003 4:06 pm

I'm pretty much guaranteed to get cancer, thanks to genetics...

my grandmother that passed away in sept 97 lost a 5yr battle starting with breast(then skin, bone, and finally blood)... my grandfather on that side(now 90) has had prostate, and still has a couple spots of skin... 2 of my aunts on this side also had breast, my sister had a spot removed from her upper vagina.

other side my grandmother just got cleared for colon cancer(rad treatments were finished with in may), my grandfather had prostate.

all 4 grandparents, 3 surviving... 2 aunts, and a sister(2.5yrs older)... lucky me and genetics.

I highly doubt that carcinogens in daily life will have any added chance. Doesn't mean I go out of my way to find them, I just don't make any special efforts to avoid them.

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Postby java » Sat Jul 05, 2003 10:14 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=1 face=arial>quote:<hr height=1 noshade> Initially posted by Conner
<font size="3">Excuse me, but this reaction ("denial strategy" is stupid. You will probably reconsider when you are lying in hospital with colon cancer (one of the cancer types promoted by mineral oil).</font> <hr height=1 noshade></BLOCKQUOTE></font><font face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' size=2>

Interesting thread drift but Conner, the sky is falling paranoia strategy is almost as "stupid".

We are talking light use and light mineral oil – the well known pharmaceutical and not other heavy mineral oils on the order of Kaydol, Fomblin, or fluorinated oils like Krytox. We are not talking mineral oil mists which cause cancer of the throat and larynx when aspirated, or large applications of mineral oil to the skin that will interfere with the skin’s ability to breath and absorb necessary nutrients. There is also food grade mineral oil which has been thoroughly researched and approved by the World Health Organization. Trace elements of mineral oil are found in many natural foods and in human, mouse, pig, rabbit, and rat tissue with no health related issues.

No sense being anal about such a crappy subject but here is some info derived from my current Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy and Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment.

Mineral oil is a wetting agent or detergent laxative. Its pharmacological use is to soften fecal matter and render stools easier to pass. It has the drawback of decreasing absorption of fat-soluble vitamins so this must be considered when prescribing. It acts slowly and is useful after MI or anorectal surgery or when prolonged bed rest is required. In pediatric constipation, a regime of multivitamins (2/day) between doses of light mineral oil, 15 – 30 mL po bid for 4 to 6 mo (or more if needed to maintain daily stool) is a standard procedure detailed by the Merck Manual. The Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment manual lists standard the pediatric dose of mineral oil (liquid paraffin, liquid petrolatum) as 0.5 mL/kg orally. Mineral oil is also found in over the counter pharmaceuticals like Milk of Magnesia – Oil Emulsion (flavored and non-flavored varieties), Fleet Mineral Oil Enemas, and a host of topical cremes and emollients.

It does us all well to not overindulge in almost anything but no light mineral oil or even white mineral oil MSDS I’ve encountered lists an exposure limit, an LD50, or even a warning on carcinogenic risk. Of course, as Woody Allen discovered about health food in Sleeper you are free to wag an "I told you so finger" 50 plus years down the road if all this is found to false......

V-Wolf,

Good call on the mineral oil. It also restores luter to seashell specimens and helps preserve their beautiful colors.

Still no word from Linda on the SSCs...


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Postby vampyrewolf » Sat Jul 05, 2003 10:21 pm

Java>

I know my stuff... 14yrs of knife experience, 3yrs of quality ones.... and I've gone through most of the knife lubes and a number of the systems(another advantage to shopping local a lot)...

BTW, I have a SE coming from Allen...

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Postby java » Sat Jul 05, 2003 10:49 pm

Rorschach!

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