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Steve MItchell
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Rough turned large pine bowl with cracks
Jun 10th, 2022 at 9:03pm
 
I have a few rough turned bowls that have dried for a few years.
They have cracks and a couple bowls where knots are.
I want to fill then use as salad bowls.
The question is what to use which, will be safe and able to be used with salad bowl finish?
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Re: Rough turned large pine bowl with cracks
Reply #1 - Jun 10th, 2022 at 10:09pm
 
I think epoxy is the only thing that will bridge any sort of gap reliably.  Likely not food safe though, especially in CA.
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Re: Rough turned large pine bowl with cracks
Reply #2 - Jun 11th, 2022 at 11:29am
 
There are a lot of bowls out there, and tables also, that have used the epoxy resins for filling cracks. I would expect that when every thing is dried and cured, it should be, like the CA glue, 'inert materials'. Not positive though.

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Re: Rough turned large pine bowl with cracks
Reply #3 - Jun 11th, 2022 at 12:18pm
 
From alumilite's website.
Cake decorations and culinary supplies made with Alumilite products are non-toxic, food safe, and comply with FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 for food contact.

If its an already turned bowl duct tape is your friend.  put tape on the outside.  pour the resin in the crack then put a piece of tape on top of it to hold it in place.  If the wood has any moisture in it heat the area up with a heat gun and let it cool down a couple times to drive out moisture.
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Re: Rough turned large pine bowl with cracks
Reply #4 - Jun 11th, 2022 at 12:47pm
 
alumilite especially does not like moisture. Place bowl in an oven (NOT kitchen/wife's) and bake at 200-250 for about 2 hours to dry then cool. This will also show up other cracks, but no worries, epoxy will fill.
  I use JB Weld 2 part epoxy quite a lot lately and color and add metallic flake to larger cracks. When light shines through ,it looks pretty and is different than other bowls.

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