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Selecting and using materials that are safe for use around food without introducing foodborne illnesses or other non-indigestible chemicals.

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What are food safe finishes for woodworking projects, e.g. turned bowls?

There are many different products to finish your projects with. What types are food safe and what should one look out for when finishing a project that needs to be food safe?
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How to glue mug pieces

What are good materials to neatly glue mug pieces together? Moreover, the final object should be: - waterproof, - food-safe and - heat proof (as stated by @SF, this last requirement makes things ...
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Does cutting/trimming food safe silicone make it unsafe?

Does cutting or trimming a food safe silicone make the cuts unsafe for food contact? Examples: Can I trim a food safe silicone mold that I wanted to cut out or remove a feature, can I do so and ...
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How to sand food safe glass by hand

I have a few kitchen items that have become chipped from use (such as pint glasses and mixing bowls) and I would like to sand them to make the edges dull so they are safe to use again. I saw the ...
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How can I decorate on a mug or plate with paper?

I remember when I was in school and the teacher gave us just newspaper. We cut words from it and decorated our mug or plate. I don't remember how we glued or adhered to the plate or mug so it was ...
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How to cast silicone beads? [closed]

I want to make custom, food-grade silicone beads that have a hole down the center for stringing them. When I google molding silicone or any variation on that, all the results are to make silicone ...
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What paints can be used on eggs?

Being into the decorating of eggs recently, an Orthodox tradition, and I am wondering which paints are most suited towards this type of work. My curiosity extends towards the possibility of using ...
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How to make chewable silicone beads?

I've been searching for an answer for this, and can't seem to find it! I've read a couple other posts about casting silicone, but no answer quite fits what I'm looking to do. I have an autistic child ...
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Creating food-safe silicone beads

I'm looking to create molds for food-safe silicone beads (like the ones babies use for teething). From another question here, I guess I can't use silicone to make silicone beads. Is there another food-...
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How to color food-safe silicone?

I'm looking to get into silicone casting, and eventually I'm going to want to produce food safe products in custom colors. (Food containers, utensils... teething toys. Stuff that needs to be safe for ...
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How best to fill the bottom of a PVC Tee with resin, plaster or some other material?

There is a tradition in backyard chicken keeping of constructing chicken feeders using PVC pipe. (See: https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Chicken-Feeder/ https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Chicken-...
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Is there a good low toxicity / food safety clear casting material?

I need to cast some plastic resin into the wood, such as to make a cutting board, where the resin is minimally toxic. (For the moment, let's ignore the toxicity of the wood itself.) I have used the &...
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Food-Safe Plaster-Like Material

Does anyone know of a hard, heavy, moldable material (like plaster or cement) that is also food-safe? I’m looking for something to make bowls and cups without kiln firing like I would have to with ...
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What precautions need to be observed to create a food-safe silicone mold?

I want to get into silicone casting, in particular to be able to make food-safe items out of (platinum-cure, obviously!) silicone. For various reasons (including simplicity/ease), I expect to be using ...
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How to restore a dried lipstick to make it usable again?

I have a liquid lipstick that comes with a brush to apply it. It is very similar to nail polish. The problem is that it has dried and solidified inside the bottle. Can you suggest some chemicals (or ...
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Mug fixing with Araldite

I broke my favourite mug recently and I'm still getting over it. It broke at the side of the mug and a good chunk got broken. I got this from S America and it looks like it's made of clay and then ...
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