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Old 11-14-2010, 08:09 AM
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I just finished carving a cedar bowl and was wondering what i should seal it with that is still safe to eat out of, or should i not seal it at all. thanks
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Food-grade mineral oil, from your local pharmacy. Won't turn rancid, won't harm the human body.

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Most clear wood finishes are food-safe when fully cured. A btter question is how are you going to use and clean the bowl? If you're going to hand clean it after use, a good oil finish such as tung oil will hold up for many years. If you're going to put it in the dishwasher, hardly any finish will hold up for long. I have carved mahogany bowls and salad forks, finished with tung oil, that look like new after ten years of use and careful cleaning. Mike
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