Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Soup bowl finish

Sam Dean
>Hi Everyone!

I have a question about wood finish:

I've been asked to participate in a local charity event, called the "Soup Bowl". Traditionally, area restuarants donate soups and bread to eat, and ceramic artists make bowls to serve them in. Guests pay to eat, keep the bowls as a gift, and the money goes to a local food bank. They thought it would be a fun twist to throw a woodturner into the group, so finally for the question:

What finish would be best for a bowl used to eat (hot!) soup from?

I was thinking that (well cured) watco danish oil might be an option - or maybe shelac would be a better option. What do you think?

Thanks,
Sam

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