Finishes for eating surfaces

//Finishes for eating surfaces
Finishes for eating surfaces 2015-07-09T14:42:30+00:00
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    TraditionalCraftsman
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    Right now I use Mineral Oil to finish my spoons. I just started bowls last night and I am seeing a lot of people using cold pressed Linseed oil to finish their spoons and bowls. I found on the Sunny Side Raw Linseed oil in the “FAQ” tab saying the raw linseed oil is not for use on eating surfaces. I’ve felt the finish the linseed oil leaves on the spoon with and without and I’d love to use it but I’m nervous. Anybody have any comments on this? Thanks.

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  • Bill
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    FWIW, I use Crisco vegetable oil on my spoons.  It works well, it’s cheap, and easy to apply.

  • AndrewLeslie
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    For food-surface linseed oil, check out the oil section at a healthfood store like Wholefoods, under the name flaxseed oil (different name, same oil). The reason they state not to use it on eating surfaces is probably because their brand is not considered food-grade.

    Buying oils from a grocery store instead of a hardware store is a good practice if you’re using it to finish eating surfaces.

  • Sides
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    Oil Finish

    Don’t use cooking oils, they can go rancid.I use a Danish Oil from Tried and True. It is food safe and easy to apply. I buy it at Woodcraft.

    Danish Oil

  • AndrewLeslie
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    Wow, Sides, thanks for pointing us in the direction of that company. Looks like they make really great quality natural products (and their branding is to die for).

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  • sethos94
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    Oils

    I am new to finishes for eating surfaces,  but the tip with not using cooking oil will be essential! I will try out Danish oil as you suggested, Sides.

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