I've a rattan recurve bow here which needs to be tuned. However, I'm not sure which oil to use.

Which oil should I use to "burn" (with a hot air gun) a rattan recurve?

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For bending curves in the bows I have made, I have always just used a light coat of cooking oil. Mineral oil should work as well, but it would cost more I think.

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