|Forum topic by dbockel2||posted 11-20-2015 09:22 PM||434 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-20-2015 09:22 PM
Hello to all of you,
Quick question (general) on finishing for some projects. I got into woodworking (probably like many) doing the basic end-grain cutting board projects before more recently trying to up my game a bit (currently making a wine barrel lazy susan serving tray for my wife). With the cutting boards I always used butcher block oil or the oil/wax combo stuff. It’s non-toxic, etc., so it’s all good for food to sit on, etc.
That said, I know little to nothing about things like tung oil, danish oil or any other oils or stains out there. Since I will likely be putting things like cheese and crackers on the serving tray, are there any finishing products that I absolutely should NOT use or does it even matter since the project won’t be used until the finish is dried/cured?
Any recommended finishes for “food-related” projects that do a superior job of bringing out the grain/color while adding a nice gloss/semi-gloss finish? Anything to specifically avoid? Thanks for any and all input!