Non-toxic finish for toy box?

A friend recommended salad bowl oil finish, but he said it's around $60/Gallon. Any other ideas?
Thanks, Jerry
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Jerry wrote:>A friend recommended salad bowl oil finish, but he said it's around

Shellac. Tom Someday, it'll all be over....
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Behlen's "Salad Bowl Finish" is a tung-based varnish.
Sort of reinforces the fact that _any_ curing finish, once cured, is probably safer than the splinters that would go with it.
If it may be cleaned with all-purpose cleaners, which are alkali, or contain alcohol to help evaporation, shellac is probably not your best choice.

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Shellac. Pills and candy are often coated with Shellac.

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Any of the finishes available today are non-toxic when dried You can use paint, urethane, shellac. Ed
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

Give the little bugger a teething ring.
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Any standard off the shelf woodworking finish.
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baby oil, but if you don't want the pink tinge, use mineral oil instead. This would be much cheaper than $60 a gallon mineral oil that is called salad bowl finish.... LOL
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On Sun, 6 Jun 2004 11:21:44 -0500, "Jerry Shaw"

Waterlox Original (medium sheen) is only $34.99/gal, but a gallon will finish several dozen toy boxes. He has quarts for $14 which would probably finish 4 or 5 large toy chests.
http://woodfinishingsupplies.com/Varnishes.htm Russ, my source.
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On Sun, 6 Jun 2004 11:21:44 -0500, "Jerry Shaw"

Shellac.
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$60 a gallon? What is this stuff? Mineral oil is the standard and even in small bottles at a drug store it wouldn't come close to $60 per gallon.
See Pawlowski's and Mike G's comments. Toxicity isn't a problem today because you can't hardly find a toxic finish to buy since lead was banded from paints.
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