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Forum topic by jeff robinson posted 06-25-2012 09:53 PM 732 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jeff robinson

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06-25-2012 09:53 PM

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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 06-25-2012 09:55 PM

shellac. They use it to coat candy.

-- John

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#2 posted 06-25-2012 11:00 PM

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?

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MNgary

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#3 posted 06-25-2012 11:25 PM

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 06-25-2012 11:39 PM

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 06-25-2012 11:59 PM

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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#6 posted 06-26-2012 12:12 AM

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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#7 posted 06-26-2012 01:49 AM

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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