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David

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12-07-2017 08:28 PM

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Hi,

I made few bowls and I like to know your recommendations for finishes that is food safe.

Thanks

-- David Tab


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AESamuel

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#1 posted 12-07-2017 08:34 PM

Depend how much use the bowl will get. If it’s light use then shellac is my go to, otherwise mineral oil or a “salad bowl finish” topped with beeswax.

I did manage to find a source in the UK for a food safe Danish oil which was great for my cutting board. I topped it with beeswax.

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#2 posted 12-07-2017 08:40 PM

Food safe wood finish

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bbasiaga

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#3 posted 12-07-2017 08:41 PM

Any finish once cured is food safe. Some people still prefer a mineral oil or natural wax finish .they require much upkeep but are percieved to be safer.

For something like a fruit bowl that is mainly just a holder and won’t have liquids or utensils in contact with it shellac is a great choice. It’s already on a lot of food anyway!

Brian

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WDHLT15

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#4 posted 12-07-2017 08:43 PM

Look into pure tung oil.

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