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1 hour ago, Ronn W said:

How was the butternut for workability?  I have not had a chance to use butternut.

It was a bit more difficult to work because of it's softness. That may seem counter intuitive but that's my observation. The boards i got were rough and when planing if I messed up the grain direction the soft nature of the wood lead to odd fuzzy tear out that was difficult to address. Normally tear out on harder woods like cherry and walnut is very minimal with my tooling but this time it was not the case. It's kinda hard to explain.

The wood overall sanded well but the sanding dust got kinda gummy and stuck to the project parts. Compressed air removed it easily enough but it was an odd observation so figured it was worth noting.

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That came out real nice, Drew.  I always enjoy seeing the pictures that are posted after this type of project is complete and a "little one" is using it

On 9/14/2023 at 7:41 AM, Chestnut said:

and all evidence points to it being non-toxic if consumed.

When it is made from flakes it is considered food safe.

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14 minutes ago, Chet said:

When it is made from flakes it is considered food safe.

I used Zinsser Seal Coat. Looking at the SDS the use the same solvent as typically available shellac reducers. Typically 75% ethanol mixed the other *anol.

I really need to buy some flakes and go that route.

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