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    Rolling pin finishes

    Have a student finishing a rolling pin. What do we put on it as a finish that is food safe?

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    Mineral oil would probably work best. What kind of wood is it turned from? Just curious...
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    I recently made one for my wife. After putting my thinking cap on, I applied a beeswax finish. The carrier (turpentine) gassed off, of course, leaving the wax to seal the surface. The downside of an oil is that flour will stick to it and a clean rolling pin is desirable. The other option is to put nothing on it.

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    No finish is the best for a rolling pin

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    No finish. Hopefully you are using a hard wood like beech or the american equivalent. Get it snaded as smooth as you can then wetb it and sand it again. Whatever finish you use will wear off pretty quickly anyway.

    Pete

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    No finish.
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    IMHO I would coat it with cookie dough.

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    I turned a Yew one for the mother in law,

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurence moughan View Post
    I turned a Yew one for the mother in law,

    Nice of yew.

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    some input

    i am not a turner but this student he is refering to is specail, i got to see what he started and was told what he has done in the past and under what restrictions he is working under... this is one specail kid!!!! so if you have any further explantaions to help him out it would be great... i am not sure how far you would need to go on grits and maybe some more details would be helpful.. just asking acouple questions in behave of jon he is probally back teachin,,,,, thanks.. i think it is cherry,, maybe apple
    Last edited by larry merlau; 05-02-2008 at 05:50 PM. Reason: last min thut
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