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

There are many different kinds of finishes that are food safe. It turns out most finishes once dried or cured are food safe to one level or another. Most finishes that cure are only food safe after ...
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How to glue mug pieces

Most 2 part epoxies are food safe once fully cured. You can see these used in kitchen applications like counter tops and bread boards. There are some that advertise as being food safe grade. ...
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How to sand food safe glass by hand

You would use a hand held diamond file. They are sold specifically for the purpose you are describing (fixing chipped articles). There are a number of articles and videos online which detail the ...
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What are food safe finishes for woodworking projects, e.g. turned bowls?

Most waxes and oils are, in themselves, food safe in indeed may of them are in fact food ingredients. The complication is that products used for finishing may contain additives and solvents which are ...
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What are food safe finishes for woodworking projects, e.g. turned bowls?

When turning wood, I use paraffin blocks to finish the projects. I hold a solid block against the turning piece and make sure that everything is coated. Then I take a clean cloth and buff the turning ...
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Creating food-safe silicone beads

You can use food grade silicon for casting as well as for making molds. What you need to look for is chocolate casting silicon. They are pretty expensive and there are plenty of manufacturers, but you ...
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How to make chewable silicone beads?

I've used a food grade silicone in the past that has the consistency of pudding. It is rather soft and very weak and would not hold up in the example you provide. I have used a more expensive silicone,...
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How best to fill the bottom of a PVC Tee with resin, plaster or some other material?

Operating with a two stage fill is a good start. Consider also that the dead space at the bottom need not be anything special, generally speaking. Cut cardboard, stuffed newspaper, just about anything ...
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Is there a good low toxicity / food safety clear casting material?

There are other resins (mostly 2 part epoxy resins) that can be food safe. Can be means that : It has to say "food safe" on the packaging, and You have to measure the components and mix ...
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Is there a good low toxicity / food safety clear casting material?

You can find many epoxies and some other resins that are certified food safe. Casting resins are often used for items that will be in contact with the body or food. The US and EU (and I assume other ...
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Mug fixing with Araldite

Per an email from Araldite customer service: None of our Araldite® products carry food safety certifications (although there are several that would likely be safe for food contact). Best ...
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What paints can be used on eggs?

Food coloring would be the easiest, most colorful and most common way of coloring eggs. Alternately and perhaps more traditionally there are a number of natural dyes that come from food stuffs: ...
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How can I decorate on a mug or plate with paper?

You can use mod podge (decoupage glue) to decoupage your paper designs onto the mugs and plates - there are many tutorials for decoupage all over the he internet. Once your decoupaged mugs / plates ...
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How to color food-safe silicone?

You're kind of asking the wrong question. How to color food-safe silicone is the simple part. You just add food-safe colorants. There are companies that sell these, like Colorsoul, a Chinese ...
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How can I decorate on a mug or plate with paper?

You're not going to be able to adhere paper to any piece that will be kiln fired. Alternate options include adding those paper clippings to fired pieces and then sealing them with some kind of ...
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How to cast silicone beads?

I agree with the basic idea of what fred-dot-u mentioned, but I'd tweak the method a bit. Put your beads on a wire. Cut apart an old coat-hanger with snips and use that. This would give you a ...
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How to cast silicone beads?

If your objective is to create a silicone product, take a different viewpoint of your research thus far. Silicone molds work because silicone sticks to almost nothing other than silicone. If you ...
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What paints can be used on eggs?

Food coloring is ideal for safe consumption, and when dying eggs, it's important to note that both the concentration of dye used and the length of time you leave the egg in the dye will affect ...
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How to restore a dried lipstick to make it usable again?

Here's an article on how it's made and the ingredients commonly used: https://luisafanzani.com/how-to-make-a-liquid-lipstick/. Getting all of the proportions right is part art, part science when ...
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Food Safe Plaster-Like Material

Food safe, moldable materials are rare in general. The closest thing that comes to my mind is a kind or "organic plastic" made from milk, but it looked hard to work with and I don't know how food safe ...
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Mug fixing with Araldite

Wikipedia has the following to say about that specific brand of adhesives: After curing, the joint is claimed to be impervious to boiling water and all common organic solvents. Assuming yours is ...
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How can I decorate on a mug or plate with paper?

You may want to consider photo lithography image transfer onto clay. If you want it to be a bit easier than that, then ceramic decal paper is another option.

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