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I have a beautiful small piece of sassafras off cut from a mill. I want to make a long narrow cheese and cracker tray for a gift but read that sassafras oil is weakly carcinogenic. So a penetrating oil is out. I need a hard finish that’s food safe. Thinking of shellac, Tried and True, or Waterlox. Would one of these make it safe? Other recommendations? Or should I just forget about the serving tray idea and use the wood to carve a gnome or whatever?
 

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The answer is walnut oil. It is a curing oil and available in the salad aisle at the grocery store. Some woodworking stores also carry the oil.
 
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