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Forum topic by austin posted 02-03-2010 04:19 AM 1284 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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austin

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02-03-2010 04:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: salt pepper tip question finish shakers

I’d like to make some salt and pepper shakers but I’m not sure what kind of finish to put on them. Any suggestions?

-- austin


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#1 posted 02-03-2010 04:33 AM

Depends on the type of wood and the look you want.

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#2 posted 02-03-2010 05:46 AM

Use wood preserve “oil” like linseed/tung oil – they are food safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 02-03-2010 05:48 AM

My main concern is that they’re salt and pepper shakers. I’ve never made anything that has to do with food. Is there any finish that could be unsafe? Or is there any finish that would just be better than others to use in that particular case?

Sorry my first question wasn’t that clear.

-- austin

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#4 posted 02-03-2010 05:56 AM

Varnish/polyurethene/oil-paint/enamel-paint is considered food unsafe – they contain solvent & additives.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 02-03-2010 05:59 AM

Thanks woodworm. I’ll post them when I’m done

-- austin

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#6 posted 02-03-2010 07:01 AM

I use water based poly on the outside of my pepper grinders and salt cellars. No finish on the inside- just natural wood.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 02-03-2010 07:44 AM

I like and use this : http://www.generalfinishes.com/finishes/oil-base-finishes/oilbase.htm#Salad%20Bowl%20Finish

I use it on things that won’t be used for food,too. It will finsh slightly darker than clear.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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