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bowl finish question

by Karda
posted 11-22-2018 12:35 AM


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Rich

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#1 posted 11-22-2018 01:33 AM

Yes it is.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Karda

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#2 posted 11-23-2018 04:30 AM

ok thanks

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#3 posted 11-23-2018 06:05 AM

for what it’s worth, Minwax polycrylic isn’t advertised as food-safe, so I would be cautious about that depending on your intended use for those bowls.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 11-23-2018 07:33 AM

You must be doing shellac wrong because it’s super easy to use.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 11-23-2018 04:14 PM


for what it s worth, Minwax polycrylic isn t advertised as food-safe, so I would be cautious about that depending on your intended use for those bowls.

- PurpLev

Lots of food safe finishes aren’t advertised as such. According to a noted expert:

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In fact, all finishes are safe to eat off of or be chewed on once the finish has fully cured. The rule of thumb for curing is 30 days, but warm conditions make curing happen faster. With all solvent-based finishes, you can determine that a finish has cured sufficiently by pressing your nose against the dry finish and sniffing. If there is any odor, the finish isn’t yet cured. Only if you can’t smell anything is the object safe for food or mouth contact.

Flexner, Bob. Understanding Wood Finishing: How to Select and Apply the Right Finish (American Woodworker) (p. 76). Fox Chapel Publishing. Kindle Edition.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#6 posted 11-24-2018 12:21 AM

thanks for your input, I could have been using th shellac wrong I am new to this

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#7 posted 11-24-2018 12:22 AM

thanks for your input

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