Use of cherry as honey dippers

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04-02-2008 02:38 AM

Should I be worried about wood toxicity when using cherry as honey dippers? My concern is that the dipper will be in the honey for extended periods of time.

Opinions or data would be helpful.

-- David, Charlotte NC

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#1 posted 04-02-2008 03:35 AM

I’m not able to answer about cherry – but I do know that the ones I’ve noticed have all been oak.

Try this link to see if it will answer your question about cherry –

Good luck

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#2 posted 04-02-2008 07:01 AM

Interestng question. You could make it oak with a cherry handle.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 04-02-2008 11:18 AM

Will you finish it with something?

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#4 posted 04-02-2008 12:56 PM

I am finishing them with mineral oil, and bees wax.

-- David, Charlotte NC

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#5 posted 04-04-2008 02:20 PM

Cherry is not toxic. i make spoons and cooking and serving utensils from it. I also use my scraps to smoke meat with. and i’ve breathed enough cherry dust the last few years.
Cherry also has very tight grain patterns and the pores aren’t open like oak. I use salad bowl finish or mineral oil and wax on my utensils.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#6 posted 04-04-2008 08:09 PM

Thanks jcash3! That is good to hear, and I don’t feel bad for already having made a few.. :)

-- David, Charlotte NC

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