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Forum topic by Alexey Khasyanov posted 1328 days ago 762 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Alexey Khasyanov

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1328 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing

Hi all.
I was surprised with kolwdwrkrsgirl saying cautious about linseed oil in my project(http://lumberjocks.com/projects/41625).

I do not want to impose opinions, but nevertheless http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drying_oil

It’s theory.

I use artistic linseed oil without artificial additives, bleached, filtered, dries completely.
And I’m confident in the safety of cover, as the safest for use in the kitchen.

Have You say about? I’ll be interested any view of this theme.

-- Rev 22:21


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Bill Davis

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#1 posted 1328 days ago

“All finishes are safe to eat of of or be chewed on once the finish has fully cured.”

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hObOmOnk

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#2 posted 1328 days ago

Food grade linseed oil is widely available.
It is also known as flax seed oil.
It can be heat treated to make it dry quicker.

I eat milled flax seed daily.

The problem occurs with thinking that wood finishing products contain food grade components – they do not.
Linseed oil intended for wood finishing may contain metallic hardeners that DO NOT magically go away after the finish is “cured”. Also, wood finishing products are not held to food purity requirements. Contaminants may occur and there is no requirement to test for food purity.

Food-grade linseed oil (flax oil) is a safe bet.

Clinical chemist and toxicologist…

-- 温故知新

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souichiro

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#3 posted 1328 days ago

I have never heard anything supporting linseed oil being bad for children that was not speculation or personal opinion. And I have heard just as many people say that it is completely harmless, as people that say it could be dangerous. Maybe it is just a matter of opinion, but I personally think that it might be a matter of bad press. Something like urban legends that start because of something that sounds so fantastic….that people assume it must be true. And then it goes on and on, based on what others have heard someone else say. I mean no disrespect to kolwdwrkrsgirl, or anyone else. I just think it’s an interesting aspect of society.

I think it is safe after cured correctly (most say up to 30 days, I trust 2-3 weeks at room temp, 25c). It’s a natural oil, look up flax seed, it’s just the “hardeners” that need to cure out. I mean really, most things could be called dangerous. If I drank mineral oil I’m sure it would kill me. I heard that eating too many bananas will kill you. well…...I don’t like bananas, so I’ll believe that one and stay away. :)

I think it’s safe Alex, and if you do too, and nothing states otherwise, then no worries :)

Happy New Year to you also!

-- Dale, Oregon

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Wolffarmer

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#4 posted 1328 days ago

Not all danish oils have metals. I use Tried and True danish oil and I like it much better than the oil I get at the local stores.

Tried and True

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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hObOmOnk

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#5 posted 1328 days ago

Danish oil is generally the name for a recipe of drying oils, resins and/or varnish, and a large percentage of solvents.
So called Danish Oils may not even contain linseed oil. One of the more popular Danish Oil products contains linseed oil and modified soya oil.

Tried & True chooses to complicate and confuse their 100% Polymerized Linseed Oil product by calling it “Danish Oil.”

-- 温故知新

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souichiro

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#6 posted 1328 days ago

So what is a Danish oil Hobomonk? Are all Linseed oils Danish oil, but not all Danish oils Linseed oil? And would you consider Linseed Oil to be a food safe finish? In your personal opinion that is.

-- Dale, Oregon

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Alexey Khasyanov

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#7 posted 1328 days ago

compliance technology – out of question. it’s rule.

idea with urban legend? i think it’s closer to the truth.

i do little to buy in specialist shops. I’m a supporter of personal production of natural ingredients.

once lived before?

-- Rev 22:21

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