LumberJocks

finishing salt and pepper shakers

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by austin posted 1637 days ago 1083 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View austin's profile

austin

4 posts in 1639 days


1637 days ago

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


7 replies so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112001 posts in 2179 days


#1 posted 1637 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View woodworm's profile (online now)

woodworm

14124 posts in 2193 days


#2 posted 1637 days ago

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

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View austin's profile

austin

4 posts in 1639 days


#3 posted 1637 days ago

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

View woodworm's profile (online now)

woodworm

14124 posts in 2193 days


#4 posted 1637 days ago

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

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View austin's profile

austin

4 posts in 1639 days


#5 posted 1637 days ago

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

-- austin

View lew's profile

lew

9953 posts in 2358 days


#6 posted 1637 days ago

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.

View hairy's profile

hairy

1988 posts in 2135 days


#7 posted 1637 days ago

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.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase