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When I put the mineral oil on my end grain cutting boards the maple turns really dark. I like the looks of the boards after sanding but not after oiling. I see a lot of maple end grain boards posted that don't look as dark as mine. I am currently sanding my end grain boards to 220. I went to 320 on one board but it didn't make a difference. Why are mine going so dark? I use 100 percent mineral oil. I have not mixed in wax with my finish.