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Forum topic by TheQueTip posted 01-11-2017 12:56 AM 373 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheQueTip

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01-11-2017 12:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: maple walnut finishing

Hello,

Are there any food safe sanding sealers?

Making a pizza serving board out of maple/walnut. The beveled edge (that is used to slide under the pizza) now contains a lot of new end grain from the cutting/sanding process.

The final finish will be a mineral oil/bee’s wax finish, but would like to eliminate the blotching of the beveled edge prior to applying the final finish.

Thanks much

Chris

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.


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Aj2

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#1 posted 01-11-2017 01:42 AM

The only sealer I can think of that I would call food safe is shellac.It should close out the cells somewhat.And I know it’s safe because my last dog ate a bag of super blonde flakes I had just bought from the shellac shack and she didn’t die.
She’s lucky I didn’t shorten her life.:)

Aj

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#2 posted 01-11-2017 04:12 AM

Most sanding sealers are just shellac diluted. The alcohol in it evaporates.

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TheQueTip

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#3 posted 01-11-2017 04:52 AM

Thanks Aj and ki7hy. I would guess we are talking about a 2lb cut for something like this. Understand the alcohol evaporates but is denatured alcohol safe once evaporated or is there another type of alcohol that should be used to cut with when used in wood products used with food?

Again, thanks for response.

Chris

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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#4 posted 01-11-2017 05:11 AM

We have all been eating Shellac for many decades. Shellac is partly responsible for the beautiful shine on Jelly Beans, and other foods.

Here is the link to Wikipedia regarding shellac: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellac

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#5 posted 01-11-2017 05:25 AM

Thanks. Yea, I do not have any concerns about the Shellac itself, was just concerned about the denatured alcohol additive.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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