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Forum topic by SteveT posted 03-31-2017 07:17 PM 365 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SteveT

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03-31-2017 07:17 PM

My nephew and future bride have this acacia wedge server on their “registry” or whatever. :-)

I have a red oak log that has been outside since November and I haven’t split yet. Its a good size for one of these, so, I was thinking of cutting off a slice and making one. Which leads me to a bunch of questions.

Will red oak be good for this, or will it dry and develop a bunch of cracks.

If red oak will work, What’s the best way to go about, the cutting, drying, finishing process? Do I need to apply something after cutting, then wait before finishing? What would be a good finish to apply, that is safe for food etc?

Thanks, Steve


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#1 posted 04-01-2017 12:56 PM

Red Oak is very porous. Probably not the best choice for food contact.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 04-02-2017 03:58 PM



Red Oak is very porous. Probably not the best choice for food contact.

- Dan Hulbert

I hadn’t thought of that. Thanks. The only other logs I have now are Hemlock and White Pine. Neither of which sound like good choices either.

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