Shallow bowl (Poplar) ??

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Project by JockChris posted 02-18-2013 04:43 AM 1127 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Poplar not 100 positive what do you think?
Bowl had a crack in the rim so it because a shallow bowl, I had to chase about 1” or so of the rim. I did not measure it bit I am sure it was an 8 ” bowl about 2 ” deep maybe a wispier deeper but that is it.
I did sand down to 400 and wet to raise the grain, and final sand. # 3 coats of Mikes walnut oil.

I have a question for you all what do you use for food safe finishes?

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 05:48 AM

walnut oil or mineral oil. Nice bowl by the way

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 11:07 AM

I’ve taken a bunch of turning courses and the instructors all say that any finish is food safe once it’s cured. One did say that if you’re selling them, you can use a salad bowl finish and tell the buyer that you used salad bowl finish. It’s interesting that the can says that it’s food safe after it’s cured.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 03:45 PM

Yeah that is why I am using Mike mahoneys walnut oil.

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#4 posted 02-20-2013 05:46 PM

Doe in my opinion they are wrong! Not all finishes are food safe take boiled linseed oil or vegetable oil are not!...Salad Bowl is blend made by two companies I know of General or Behlen they work well I think they are a blend of Tung oil, Urethane and thinned with mineral spirits….I think..
The tung oil goes into the fibers of the wood taking the urethane with it and then as it dries it really hardens giving you a very hard and deep finish…you should try it! Just wipe it on with a dust free paper or cloth check out most of my work is done with that finish…
The walnut oil and mineral oil look great for a day then gets dull in time and needs more then it gets dark dirty gummy…my opinion I have used both
Don’t use Salad Bowl over top of another oil they may not blend right and will not harden, I have had bad luck mixing…stick with one finish or sand it down then refinish

-- Cosmicturner

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#5 posted 03-03-2013 02:47 PM

I’ve never mixed oils I only use Mike mahoneys walnut oil . It is a food safe finish. from time to time I might add a coat of wax on top for more shine but that is it.

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