|Forum topic by DaveD9664||posted 04-07-2015 01:48 PM||699 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-07-2015 01:48 PM
Hello fellow woodworkers!
I like to carve wooden kitchen utensils and am having trouble deciding how to treat and finish the wood to make it safe and available for food safe use. I would like to lightly ebonize or stain some of my pieces. I have mineral oil, and howards version with beeswax. Neither color the wood, just seal them. Which is fine for finishing, but I’d like to color some of my pieces.
I was seeing alot online about homemade dyes such as beet and carrot juice, as well as coffee.
So I was thinking I could use a homemade dye, then finish on top with mineral oil or something without color in order to seal it off.
Does anybody have experience doing something like this?
And last question, is there any food safe stains or colorings I could use and skip this whole dilemma? I am working with alot of ash wood and it is very bright, I will keep some of the pieces plain jane but I’d like to color some for extra zing at the market!