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Posted on Little Help Please! Tung Oil, Grind Angles, and Polyurethane, Oh My!

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#1 posted 1356 days ago

I agree mike – in fact shellac is applied to medicines to keep them slick and/or have them be “time release” So we eat shellac all the time, and the ethanol is the same stuff we drink (+ the denaturang) but both have evaporated before use.

Wes, you never mentioned why you wanted to apply polyurinate :-) on your piece anyway?
I usually avoid it since especially for kitchen use one expects it to get beat up a bit because it is usually hard/impossible to repair without stripping back to bare wood.
It is a very durable finish but hard to work on. I go a littl less durable (Laquer or shellac) and can ‘freshen up’ the piece years down the road

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