Child-safe woodwork finishes?

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  1. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

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    Yes... probably a more random topic to post here...

    I've done some search on the matter, and know that Beeswax, Carnauba Wax (Knockout's fave), and certain Oils are safe for food use.

    But I'm not entirely sure about a cured urethane finish. Now, to err on the caution side... probably best to avoid it altogether. But I figured I'd ask because my old man already finished a few wooden toy projects:

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    And a friend was asking about them for her son, who just turned one and is teething. Can't really sell them without first knowing what finished he used, and then of course if it is urethane (our usual finish for projects) well... I haven't been convinced that a cured product is OK for a kid.

    Any woodworkers here know about this stuff, or have a trustworthy resource on the matter?
     

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    WEEGEE they warned me!

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