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Forum topic by wiser1934 posted 09-18-2017 03:10 AM 2592 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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wiser1934

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09-18-2017 03:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: maple cherry and walnut

i would like to do some inlay work on cheese boards. debating between ca, epoxy, and inlace. any thoughts??? thanks!!

-- wiser1934, new york


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RRBOU

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#1 posted 09-18-2017 07:50 AM

CA is used in the medical field to seal wounds if that helps.

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#2 posted 09-18-2017 08:37 AM

It’s fairly safe topically, though the medical skin glue is a slightly different chemical. NOT safe to ingest.
I use the skin glue frequently, I’m an ER physician and don’t want to seen anyone poisoned by CA glue

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jonah

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#3 posted 09-18-2017 01:09 PM

CA glue is most definitely not safe to ingest. PVA glues, once cured, are find for food contact. I’m not sure about epoxy, but I suspect that once cured it’s fine.

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#4 posted 09-18-2017 01:38 PM

No such thing as most definately …
it is either definite or not..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#5 posted 09-18-2017 03:49 PM



No such thing as most definately …
it is either definite or not..

- abie


I love how you “corrected” my word usage by misspelling the word in question.

“Most definitely” is absolutely an expression in common use in the English language.

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#6 posted 09-18-2017 03:55 PM

I use CA glue and mix it with coffee grounds to use as wood filler. In all my tests with different glues that are under moisture and dish washer stress, this is my go to glue for products. It stays hard when in contact with moisture, and so far has never let me down. Would definitely recommend it! Hope this helps. DMiller

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#7 posted 09-18-2017 10:49 PM

I assume that you are doing very thin inlays, hence why you are not choosing a standard wood glue. Stay away from CA glue, and use a 2 part epoxy. I don’t know of a 5 minute epoxy that is labeled as food safe

Don’t just grab any old epoxy because it is inexpensive. There are a dozen brands that are FDA certified food safe: Alumilite” Amazing Clear” is food safe and so is Max Clear.

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#8 posted 09-19-2017 03:06 AM

I may sound reckless, but it seems to me that the issue of food safe is often overblown. I mean, no one is going to sit down and eat three cheeseboards for a meal. It seems that the minute amounts that “Might” be ingested would not be an issue.
Educate me if I am wrong. I am not just blowing off but would really like to know if I am the only one that thinks this way.

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jonah

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#9 posted 09-19-2017 03:13 AM

There are chemicals that are toxic in very small amounts. I’m not saying cyanoacrylate is one, but it’s not outrageous to worry about what might be leeching into food.

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#10 posted 09-19-2017 03:27 PM

“I may sound reckless, but it seems to me that the issue of food safe is often overblown. I mean, no one is going to sit down and eat three cheeseboards for a meal. It seems that the minute amounts that “Might” be ingested would not be an issue.
Educate me if I am wrong. I am not just blowing off but would really like to know if I am the only one that thinks this way.”

+1 to this!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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RRBOU

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#11 posted 09-19-2017 04:26 PM


“I may sound reckless, but it seems to me that the issue of food safe is often overblown. I mean, no one is going to sit down and eat three cheeseboards for a meal. It seems that the minute amounts that “Might” be ingested would not be an issue.
Educate me if I am wrong. I am not just blowing off but would really like to know if I am the only one that thinks this way.” +1 to this

- DMiller

+1000 to this.

Once dry It is nothing more than a plastic. The fumes from the stuff are what is bad.

-- If guns cause crime all of mine are defective Randy

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#12 posted 09-19-2017 04:38 PM

No such thing as most definately …
it is either definite or not..

- abie

I love how you “corrected” my word usage by misspelling the word in question.

“Most definitely” is absolutely an expression in common use in the English language.

- jonah


What do you expect. He is from the bay area. They don’t know the difference between an English class and a woodworking forum.

The is a special place in my heart for spelling and grammar Nazi’s in a woodworking forum.

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AlaskaGuy

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#13 posted 09-19-2017 04:48 PM

I wouldn’t be afraid to use it.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15885341

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AlaskaGuy

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#14 posted 09-19-2017 04:57 PM

Scroll down the page to Toxicity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanoacrylate

Google is my friend.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#15 posted 09-19-2017 04:59 PM

Turners use CA to stabilize pieces all the time. I am certain that many of the finished pieces have been used in food contact situations. Never heard of any problems.

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