Food safe finishes - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 01-08-2009, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
WoodTurner
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 110
View vcooney's Photo Album My Photos
Food safe finishes

Name:  Berr Mug 2.jpg
Views: 324
Size:  39.9 KBI have been making Beer mugs for several friends and family.
And I have been using Generals Salad Bowl finish. I talked to a guy at Woodcraft and he told me the all finishes are food safe when they are a 100% cured.
Is this true? Because i would like to try lacquer or tung oil on a few mugs.
Vince

Last edited by vcooney; 01-08-2009 at 06:56 PM.
vcooney is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 01-08-2009, 07:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Daren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: central Illinois
Posts: 4,702
View Daren's Photo Album My Photos
I wish I could be more help here, I will just tell you what I know. "food safe" is one thing, but alcohol can do things to finishes "food" would not (dissolve them eventually). Same thing with heat if you were making coffee mugs for example.

I just wanted to chime to say cool looking mug , I wouldn't mind having one of those myself (not for coffee )
Daren is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 01-08-2009, 07:29 PM
Just makin chips fly
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: FL an NC
Posts: 642
View The woodsman's Photo Album My Photos
woodsafe finishes

Love the mug,beautifull piece.I would not use laquer as it may not hold up.If it is going to hold hot liquids I would use something like Mahoneys walnut oil and then all they have to do when it starts fading,then all you have to do is recoat it.Just give it time to fully cure.
The woodsman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 Old 01-08-2009, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
WoodTurner
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 110
View vcooney's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks guys for the nice comments.
Woodsman, is walnut oil a nicer finish than salad bowl finish?

Vince
vcooney is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 01-08-2009, 11:20 PM
Senior Member
 
AZ Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Globe, AZ
Posts: 680
View AZ Termite's Photo Album My Photos
I've never used salad bowl finish, but I have used walnut oil quite a bit on rolling pins, cutting board and bowls. Here are some pics. Attachment 6462 Attachment 6463

Assumption is the mother of all foul -ups

Last edited by AZ Termite; 01-18-2009 at 12:17 PM.
AZ Termite is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 01-09-2009, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
WoodTurner
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 110
View vcooney's Photo Album My Photos
Nice bowls Termite, it looks like in the picture that the bowls have a semi-gloss finish is that correct?

Vince
vcooney is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 01-09-2009, 05:50 PM
Just makin chips fly
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: FL an NC
Posts: 642
View The woodsman's Photo Album My Photos
food safe finishes

Vince,I have not used it myself,but have seen many pieces that were finished with it,and some were high gloss and beautifull and some just had a natural look,but like some other finishes ,it will depend on how much work you put in it.Lots of coats and buffing.I have have used salad bowl finishes and all I could get was a nice natural look.Sorry for the long story,but yes I think you can get a nicer finish with Mikes walnut oil.
The woodsman is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 01-09-2009, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
WoodTurner
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 110
View vcooney's Photo Album My Photos
Sounds good I'll give the walnut oil a try. Thanks

Vince
vcooney is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 01-09-2009, 06:12 PM
Senior Member
 
AZ Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Globe, AZ
Posts: 680
View AZ Termite's Photo Album My Photos
It does have somewhat of a semigloss finish. The bowl is sanded to 600 grit. It had some shine before I ever put the oil on it. That is only 1 coat of oil that you see. More than anything it makes the grain pop, as soon as the oil goes on the grain comes alive. The pics don't real show that, but holding it in your hands you really see it. The grain almost looks 3d

Assumption is the mother of all foul -ups
AZ Termite is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 01-10-2009, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
WoodTurner
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 110
View vcooney's Photo Album My Photos
Hey Termite,

Do you only put the one coat on your projects? Also did you cut your rings on the bandsaw then stack them?

Vince
vcooney is offline  
post #11 of 14 Old 01-10-2009, 07:14 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 12,474
View GeorgeC's Photo Album My Photos
You can also buy food safe finishing oils at kitchen shops. I do not know how they age but they are certainly safe.

G
GeorgeC is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old 01-10-2009, 08:43 AM
Senior Member
 
AZ Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Globe, AZ
Posts: 680
View AZ Termite's Photo Album My Photos
No, I usually put 3 coats. I just haven't finished the other 2 on this one. That is what it looks like with only 1 coat though.
As for the rings, they were cut on a Ringmaster. It is a tool that mounts to my lathe, it has two cutters on it. You start on one side then you bring it back and do the other side. The rings are about 1/4" thick. I am tinkering with 2 other bowls right now, when I get them done I will post them.

Assumption is the mother of all foul -ups
AZ Termite is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 01-10-2009, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
WoodTurner
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 110
View vcooney's Photo Album My Photos
I have seen a video of the ring master at the Woodenpost.com website. I thought about buying but I need to payoff Christmas bills first. Do you like it does it work well? From your picture it looks like it works great.

Vince
vcooney is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 01-10-2009, 12:49 PM
Senior Member
 
AZ Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Globe, AZ
Posts: 680
View AZ Termite's Photo Album My Photos
Yes I like it lot. The bowl in the pics is the first bowl I have done with it. I inherited the Ringmaster and a Record lathe from my uncle. He decided to upgrade his equip. so I got the hand me downs. I got lucky with the Ringmaster, he didn't want to give it to me but it will not fit on his new lathe. There have been many bowls made with it but I am still in the learning phase. I have found that if the angle is not right for the thickness of the wood the rings won't line up. Other than that it works great.

Assumption is the mother of all foul -ups
AZ Termite is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Food safe wood? Woodwrite Woodturning 3 08-04-2008 06:23 AM
Finishes for possible food contact wood-n-things Wood Finishing 6 04-28-2008 11:52 AM
What finish to use on kitchen island (food prep) celoftis General Woodworking Discussion 4 01-16-2008 12:18 PM
Need help Food Finish.. homealone Wood Finishing 1 12-16-2007 01:17 PM
Is Purpleheart Food safe Crazybear Woodturning 11 10-29-2007 12:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome