Best Finish for Wooden Corn Cob Skewers?

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Forum topic by Dan Thomas posted 06-09-2018 12:15 AM 537 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan Thomas

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06-09-2018 12:15 AM

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I want to make corn cob skewers, like these:

How should I finish them? Someone suggested putting them in mineral oil overnight.

Any other ideas? Remember, they’re pretty small. :)


-- Newbie Dan,

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#1 posted 06-09-2018 04:43 PM

I would coat them with a “salad bowl” finish. General and Behlens make a product called Salad Bowl finish. It wipes on and dries quickly (at temperatures above 70 degrees) so you can put two or three coats on in a day. Obviously because it is made for salad bowls it is resistant to moisture, alcohol, oil and vinegar…..and picking up stains.
Mineral oil never drys and needs periodic reapplication. An alternative I have used is processed Walnut oil which soaks in and cures in the wood like a Tung or Linseed oil would (other choices also). A couple of coats of any of those 3 would in my opinion be better than mineral oil.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 06-09-2018 05:20 PM

Thank you very much! I read some reviews on the Salad Bowl finish, and I really liked what I read. So I ordered a pint. I’m not sure when I’ll actually be making the skewers, but when I do, I’ll report back.


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