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nate22

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11-14-2013 04:02 PM

I am going to start making clocks with all kinds of children’s themes on them and inspiration sayings on them. My questions are should I make them out of pine or hardwoods or both. And if I paint them is there anything I need to do to make it child safe.

-- K & N Furniture Middlebury, In.


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#1 posted 11-14-2013 04:12 PM

Shellac is a good barrier coat to prevent pitch coming
out. It’s safe too.

Pine is easy to sand, so if you need to sand a lot of rounded
shapes, I’d consider pine or some soft hardwood. Pine
can split so that’s something to consider if making thinner
parts from it.

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#2 posted 11-14-2013 09:43 PM

If you are going to paint them, I’d use pine or poplar. You will have to use a lead free coating. They are getting real strict on coating for stuff around kids, mostly toys. I don’t know if the have any regs for clocks!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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