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    Kid safe finish?

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    Matt, you're likely to hear all sorts of arguments, but pretty much any membrane finish is food-safe after it is fully cured. Personally, I'd put a coat of something tough (like water-based poly) on the toys, let 'em cure for a few days (most sources I've seen say three days is plenty), and call it good.

    Shellac is another possibility (they use shellac as a coating on some pharmaceuticals), but it's not nearly as durable, IMHO.
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    Matt......it's my understanding that all finishes that are available today are Kid Safe once they are cured.

    Vaughn's right however......shellac....used as a coating on drugs and candies....M&Ms IIRC.

    One thing nice about dewaxed shellac....it will stick to anything and anything will stick to it. I use it on my turnings...use BLO to pop the grain.....dewaxed shellac over that and often followed by Deft wiping lacquer for a more durable finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    Safe once they are cured.

    Vaughn's right however......shellac....used as a coating on drugs and candies....M&Ms IIRC.
    M&M's are coated in shellac?
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    MJ...that's my understanding....that's why they melt in your mouth ...not in your hand.....that was M&Ms wasn't it?
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    MJ.....couldn't find out for sure about M&Ms but check this out...


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellac
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    In fact most chocolate is coated in Shellac, as well as most pills.

    It is, after all, 100% natural!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    In fact most chocolate is coated in Shellac, as well as most pills.

    It is, after all, 100% natural!
    Mmm, dunno... inquiring minds want to know.

    http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_118.html
    "The rumor is that the coating is made from a secretion of the lac beetle, the same insects used to make a well-known floor coating. Aha, you think, M&Ms don't melt in your hand because they paint 'em with shellac! Worth a giggle (maybe), but untrue. The folks at M&M/Mars say the coating is a mixture of sugar and corn syrup that is buffed to a high sheen by tumbling the M&Ms together during manufacture."

    Is shellac made from sugar and corn syrup?

    Of course, what else is M&M going to say? "Yes, consumers, those candies you know and love so much are coated with a synthetic material..."

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    Quien sabe????????????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    Quien sabe????????????????
    Hola Ken,

    No se. Algunos personas desde straightdope.com. Sin embargo, mira aqui: http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?p=810275
    donde escriben:

    "Interesting about M&M's. My brother worked at an M&M plant and was able to take me through it while M&M's were being made. (Wasn't supposed to but he was high enough up that he got me in). Unbelievable how many steps go into making an "M" as he called them.....and the volume - 22 tons per shift, three shifts and seven days/week. We started at the place where little brown pills (reminded me of a goat pasture ) were rolling down a belt. Then this was done and then that; quite a number of steps. I picked one off the line here and there in the process and the taste was not like an "M" until the very last....that's how the formulation was worked out. The last thing - the glossy coating ? - carnuba wax (car wax)."

    Ay carumba! Carnuba??? Oy vey (no es espanol, verdad?).

    --MJ (hablo espanol quando necessito saber)
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