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Forum topic by UncleStumpy posted 02-27-2018 08:59 PM 605 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-27-2018 08:59 PM

I just read in the June 2017 issue of the Woodworkers Journal that Tung Oil can be used as a finish on kitchen utensils, cutting boards and bowls.
I doubt they would print false information, but I find this hard to believe.
I have been using stardard cutting block oil.

I was wondering if anyone has tried this method and the results.

Thank you in advance

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#1 posted 02-27-2018 09:13 PM

Why do you find it hard to believe?

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#2 posted 02-27-2018 09:14 PM

I’ve used it on bowls and cutting boards for a long time without any problems. Pure tung oil from the tung nut is non-toxic, I guess there might be products called “tung oil” that contain tung oil and a drying agent which you might have to be a bit careful about. Look at the ingredients.

This is the label on the can I’ve been using.

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#3 posted 02-27-2018 09:14 PM

If its “Pure” Tung Oil with nothing added its safe.

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#4 posted 02-27-2018 09:58 PM

The Fine Woodworker from way back says it’s okay as long as it’s PURE…

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#5 posted 02-27-2018 10:54 PM

Wood knack, because I have never worked with it and always had in my mind an obvious false impression of what the stuff is.
I probably should have gone to the store and read the can!
Thanks to the rest of you guys.
Crowie, good to hear from you again mate

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