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    Maple Platter Blanks

    I have a question and haven't been able to find any answers. I have a chance to get a bunch of maple platter blanks. They are mostly 12" wide by 1 1/2" to 2" thick. Here is the issue. Most of it is spalted. Will this be a issue using them as utility plates? Thanks.
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    I would think that once they are finished they would be fine. I wouldn't put just an oil finish on em. I seal them.
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    Maple platter blanks

    Nope,won't hurt a thing,but if there going to be used for food,I would recommend a good oil finsh,least thats what I finish mine with.Laquer or any hard finishs tend to get cut or scratched up and is more difficult to refinish later on,where as oil can just be touched up every so often.

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    Thanks for the replies. Ken I am assuming that you are talking like Mahoney's walnut oil? That is what I use most of the time on my utility turnings. If I am unsure I use Seal-A-Cell followed by Arm-R-Seal. I have used it on salad bowls and after a couple of years still look great.
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    Maple Platter Blanks

    YUP,that would work great,never used it,but it has a good rep.I use a Danish oil mix myself that works great and will give you a nice ,but natural looking finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Ward View Post
    YUP,that would work great,never used it,but it has a good rep.I use a Danish oil mix myself that works great and will give you a nice ,but natural looking finish.
    I do the same, and I hope it's not a problem because I've been using a spalted maple platter for over a year to hold food. (mostly fruit)
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    Just thought about it Ken using that oil. May just use Antique Oil. Was reading Ernie Conovers book and he says AO is all he uses for show or utiltiy. If it is good enough for him should be good enough for me.
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    Now just wait a darn minute.
    There has been no proof that these so called blanks even exist.
    No pics no blanks
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Now just wait a darn minute.
    There has been no proof that these so called blanks even exist.
    No pics no blanks
    You get em chuck, you get em...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    You get em chuck, you get em...
    Well are pic sheriff has been a slacking lately.
    Maybe he needs a Rob are you awake your deputy Don needs you.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
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