|Forum topic by chrisfw||posted 06-29-2010 08:10 PM||1144 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
06-29-2010 08:10 PM
Hi all- new to Lumberjocks, without any about of real working experience other than being a cub scout…
Recently, we got new cutting boards for our market stall, which we treated with in April several coats of Liberon pure tung oil. Now in use since then, the boards are washed daily after use with a chlorine and alkali sanitiser. We use these boards to display the cheese, taste out from, as well as occasionally to cut on (though they are more for display).
I understand that on a simple level, tung oil is technically nut-based, and so will always be a risk given the levels of nut allergies that can occur- but in trying to find a good, allergy safe solution I was wondering several things. Firstly, will the oil always remain an allergy threat? (ie- if it has been used to treat the wood, will it remain a risk to those allergic no matter how many times it has been used and cleaned).
Secondly, if we need to find an alternative finish, can these same boards be used somehow, by applying another finish on top or somehow cleaning the boards?
Finally, I suppose the basic question is what finish you would suggest for this situation? Being in a market, on one level we have to expect that any range of allergies might come into play, so to find the best balance of all requirements.
Any and all information appreciated.