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    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.

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    • #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

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      • #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

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        • #5
          Thanks folks.

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

          Don

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

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            • #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

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              • #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

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                • #9
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                  • #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.

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                    • #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.

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