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Forum topic by Gixxerjoe04 posted 12-01-2015 08:12 PM 642 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2015 08:12 PM

Planned on making a simple little turned box for a salt for the kitchen, not a salt shaker, just a little jar basically for the salt. Got me curious, is there any finish that could have some type of affect with the finish on the inside of it? Thought about a food safe finish(mineral oil and beeswax) but didn’t want the person I’m giving it to, have to worry about applying new finish down the road. Any finishes you think would be fine, or any that would def not, just wasn’t sure if salt and finish could cause problems.

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#1 posted 12-01-2015 10:11 PM

If it dont have lead in it it is food safe.

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#2 posted 12-01-2015 11:32 PM

How ‘bout clear lacquer. I know that’s food safe after it cures

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 11:39 PM

Salt will pull moisture out of whatever it is in contact with, so any oil type finish (and maybe even wax) probably wouldn’t be a good idea. A film finish should be fine once cured through… like poly, lacquer, epoxy, etc… I would probably use a poly, but just because I always have a batch of wipe-on poly around and ready to go (plus it’s pretty tough stuff).


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#4 posted 12-02-2015 12:59 AM

Thanks for the info, MrUnix, that’s the kind of info I was looking for, figured salt would have something random that I needed to know.

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