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11-07-2010 10:14 PM

I have a nice piece of lacewood that I would like to use to turn a French style rolling pin. I plan to use a food safe salad oil finish.

Does anyone see any food risk danger by using lacewood? I think it would be safe, but I really don’t know.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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#1 posted 11-08-2010 12:35 AM

Rich,

I do know that lacewood can cause rashes similar to poison ivy but I am not aware of any toxicity. Presumably it would be ok for that application. This is an Australian wood also known as Silky Oak.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 04:16 AM

It’s listed as an irritant in the wood database.

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 05:45 AM

I seem to remember degoose using Silky oak in some of his projects. If he misses seeing this post it might be worth a PM to him and see what he knows.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 11-14-2010 04:31 PM

I know the dust is really bad. This idea makes me uncomfortable. If anything, I’d used a very thick finish, to make sure the wood was sealed and kept away from the food. I’d go with a different wood, though.

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#5 posted 11-14-2010 04:44 PM

Thanks to all for your comments.

I tend to be overly cautious on issues like this and I have decided to stick with a much safer wood – Maple.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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