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jeff robinson

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757 days ago

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i have been asked to make some kid puzzles for a customer .i was wondering what finish to use other than mineral oil or salad bowl finish?

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl


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jmos

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#1 posted 757 days ago

shellac. They use it to coat candy.

-- John

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#2 posted 756 days ago

The problem with shellac is that it will wear off with fingers (why candy coating melts in your mouth). You say other than salad bowl—are you looking for a less glossy finish?

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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MNgary

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#3 posted 756 days ago

If you want color, you can use milk paint. But double check the brand you select just to confirm it doesn’t have an additive making it NOT child safe.

-- I dream of the world where a duck can cross the road and no one asks why.

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#4 posted 756 days ago

tyskkvinna i am looking for less glossy i like to use watco danish oil on my other puzzles but wasn’t sure if it is kid safe. i guess that should have been my question.

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl

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#5 posted 756 days ago

Nearly all finishes when cured are food safe so I would imagine they would be child safe. I just wouldn’t buy any toy paint from China with all the recent problems with lead.

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tyskkvinna

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#6 posted 756 days ago

http://www.woodcraft.com/Family/2007233/Tried-and-True-Wood-Finishes.aspx How about these? It says food safe, and it looks like it will have a significantly less glossy finish.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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Pimzedd

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#7 posted 756 days ago

Go to Scroll www.scrollsawer.com/forum/scroll-saw-puzzles. Lots of good info for puzzle makers. Several good discussions about finishes. It will take a while to work through the posts but good stuff there.

As for me, I use spray shellac.

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