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Forum topic by Ben Haberer posted 575 days ago 418 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ben Haberer

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575 days ago

Hey All,

Both of my brothers looked at some of the small bowls I have made and asked if I could turn shot glasses for them for their Christmas presents. I know I could easily turn the cups but I’m a little stumped on what I should use for a finish on those. They want to actually drink from these cups. Is there a finish that you can put on wood that would make them safe to drink from and alcohol for that matter? For other bowls that I’ve made for kitchen use I have used Mineral Spirits but that doesn’t seem like what you would want for something your drinking from.

Any advice would be great!

Thanks

-- Ben - Dallas, GA


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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 575 days ago

Ben, I researched this a while back for making tea cups and decided on Waterlox. It’s waterproof, heat-resistant, and food safe after the solvents fully evaporate (may take a few weeks).

-- Allen, Colorado

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Earlextech

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#2 posted 575 days ago

mineral oil

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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