Zebrawood: Safe for food Prep?

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Forum topic by tnrick posted 12-01-2010 08:19 PM 5796 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2010 08:19 PM

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A friend of mine asked me to make her an End-Cut cutting board from Zebrawood. I always thought that Zebrawood was not suitable for food preperation because the natural oils in the wood were toxic. Perhaps it’s because it smells so bad when it’s being worked. I’ve only worked Zebrawood once before, and it was for something not related to food prep. Can any experts out there weigh in on this please?

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#1 posted 12-01-2010 08:38 PM

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-01-2010 08:39 PM

I can’t give you a definitive answer, but my philosophy on this is “when in doubt – don’t”.

I just recently backed off on a plan to use leopard wood for a rolling pin. I did not know, for a fact, that it was toxic, but I also did not know, for a fact, that it is not.

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

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#3 posted 12-01-2010 09:44 PM

Thank you Rich! That’s a pretty good piece of advice! I really appreciate it!
Rick F

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