Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Wood for teething rings

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Wood for teething rings

    Anyone have any experience with scrolling teething rings? What is the best wood to use: maple, birch, cherry, other?????

    Would clear pine be an option for a teething ring?

    I assume finish would be natural or possibly mineral oil, bees wax, or almond oil?

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Don

  • #2
    Most domestic wood will be OK. i would lean toward maple, birch, or poplar.
    Scott
    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

    Comment


    • #3
      I would stay away from pine and oak. I think pine is too soft and could be chewed apart too easily and oak may splinter too easily. I'd go with hard maple or Birch myself.
      "Still Montana Mike"

      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

      Comment


      • #4
        Be careful with nut oils, since some people are allergic.

        If you sand up hard maple really well, you shouldn't even need a finish. It will only get chewed off anyway.
        Carole

        Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

        Comment


        • #5
          Thanks folks.

          Good point regarding the nut oils Carole. Almond oil sounded yummy -- if I was teething.

          Don

          Comment


          • #6
            A wooden teething ring? I've never heard of that.

            Comment


            • #7
              Catlyn, your post made me curious, so I googled "wooden teething rings". There are a LOT of them out there, even on Amazon, some plain, some with beeswax.
              Carole

              Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

              Comment


              • #8
                Stay with hard maple or birch. They don't splinter the way pine and oak do. I agree with Carole about the finish. None needed as it will only get chewed off.

                george
                A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
                George

                delta 650, hawk G426

                Comment


                • #9
                  Wood for teething rings

                  Great post to increase massive amount of visitors. Replying to each comment really helps getting popular and helpful when you are just starting out.Thanks for sharing

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by handibunny View Post
                    Catlyn, your post made me curious, so I googled "wooden teething rings". There are a LOT of them out there, even on Amazon, some plain, some with beeswax.
                    Amazing. Never heard of it. I thought they had to be a hard rubber like material.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I'll be giving a few of these a try. Have to go shopping at my local lumber yard for some maple or birch. Easy enough to cut but looks like lots of sanding involved to get that hard glossy look.

                      Thanks again for all the inputs.

                      Comment

                      Unconfigured Ad Widget

                      Collapse

                      Latest Topics

                      Collapse

                      • will8989
                        Reply to Tough Decisions
                        by will8989
                        I did that with Creative Woodworks. But when Bruce's group had their monthly meetings and swaps, somehow or other the ones I didn't buy ended up here! I keep all my holiday ones separate. But I also look at other patterns and think how I can reuse it. But sometimes that is just too much for my brain...
                        Today, 12:27 PM
                      • Don in Brooklin On
                        Reply to Tough Decisions
                        by Don in Brooklin On
                        Since I refuse to subscribe till they do something about the patterns in the pull out. They even made the DVD tough to print patterns.

                        What I do is look at the index of the book on scrollsawer.com and if see something I might want to cut I go to Walmart and check out the book. If I like...
                        Today, 11:59 AM
                      • Linda In Phoenix
                        Reply to Tough Decisions
                        by Linda In Phoenix
                        Absolutely everyone here has made valid points. That's part of what I've liked about this group.....different view points and different ideas. And we respect the diversity. You people rock!
                        Today, 11:24 AM
                      • NC Scroller
                        Reply to Tough Decisions
                        by NC Scroller
                        I too miss Bob Duncan. I do not think anyone from FC has taken over that role at least on this forum. If they have I am not sure who. Like Betty, I owe a lot to FC and this forum. If it was not for them and this forum I would have probably turned my saw into a boat anchor years ago. Oh how I looked...
                        Today, 11:22 AM
                      • NC Scroller
                        Reply to My covid angel
                        by NC Scroller
                        Yes I would sand all around the hand and feet to give it some depth.
                        Today, 11:03 AM
                      Working...
                      X