Cups and spoons

Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Strigidae, Dec 21, 2016.

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    I have a bit of finish work to do on this one - even it up in a few places, oil it, and thin the walls on the bowl a little more. I'm debating on taking a small gouge and working a channel down the handle. I dunno. But it's ready to use as is.
     
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    So I did some experimenting with this one today. With my oven set to bake at 350°F I let it cook for an hour on a silicone pie crust shield. I flipped it over at 30 min. When it came out I wiped it down with a generous coating of butcher block oil and let it cool before wiping off the excess. It drastically darkened the grain. This is red maple and has more of a look like walnut now. I didn't enhance or filter the photo at all. Any of you use heat to alter the color of your woodwork?
     
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    Anyone using Tried and true oil? Im wanting to do more kolrosing and am looking for something to seal the spoon before I start.
     
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    I've used a Birchwood Casey finishing product called "Tru-Oil" to refinish gun stocks. Not sure if that's the same thing or not. But I really liked the results.
     
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    I have never personally heard of it.

    I would be curios though about what “type” of linseed this is.

    I cannot remember exactly the issue but it was similar to certain methods of purifying/ boiling linseed oil can be toxic. Even though the Amazon description says it is food safe I would want to do more research of the safety of the product.

    That said it does look to be a good product otherwise!
     
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    It’s non-toxic which is how I found it. Most linseed oils are toxic to some degree. I try to stay away from it on spoons. It’s expensive, but a quart would last awhile.
     
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