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Forum topic by ScrubPlane posted 05-19-2013 10:32 PM 4302 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-19-2013 10:32 PM

All…I am searching for a good high gloss food safe finish to use on my wood turnings…any suggestions relative to products or techniques? thank you…

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 10:43 PM

I use salad bowl finish on some of my bowls and it is high gloss.
Here is what it looks like and a link to where I bought it.
I just wipe it on and sand between coats with 400 grit.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 05-19-2013 11:48 PM

I know that companies like Mohawk and Star which cater to the finishing trade sell a product called turner’s polish. This is a padding lacquer (French polish) which is designed to be applied while the piece spins at a low speed on the lathe. It produces a very high gloss and is food safe when it’s dry due to the fact that it is primarily shellac based. Keep in mind, though, that it’s not water proof.

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