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bowls to eat out of?

Discussion in 'Newbie' started by calvinjanes, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Rick M

    Rick M

    Mar 11, 2009
    Easy enough to set the record straight

    Apparently not, as Clifton indicated. From Mike's own site: http://www.bowlmakerinc.com/index.php/finishes.html

    The other finish mentioned there must be new. I don't recall seeing it before, but sounds like a good option if you want a bit more luster on the finished piece.
  2. MichaelMouse


    May 16, 2005
    Difficult to believe people who did not use petroleum for other things would have refined the oil for bowls (or bowels;)). Flax has been used as far back as anyone can tell, and while the seed didn't improve the quality of linen, it did fine with wood.

    I "burn" walnut oil in on the lathe and put it in the sun to cure. Sounds close to the Mahoney product. Did buy some with antioxidants added to retard spoilage once. Doesn't cure well at all.
  3. Thomas Stegall

    Thomas Stegall

    Feb 3, 2011
    Niles, IL
    I think I made a mistake in the above mentioned posting, what I meant to say was "walnut oil", not mineral oil and personally I have nothing again Mike or his oil. Ultimately, my point (much like that of MM and others) was that sometimes we over complicate things when the "wheel" was already invented centuries ago.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

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