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    What wood for Coffee grinder

    I am going to make a coffee grinder by using one of the hardware kits form Rockler. What are good species of wood for this project?

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    I don't know if it's suitable--but every time i look at that hardware i think of the symmetry of using Kentucky Coffee Tree.
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    Are there any woods that you would not use?

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    My only thought would be to avoid light colored wood. I have a multi species cutting board that I pour my Melita coffe on and it has overflowed at times. It has a salad bowl finish on it and it shows a color wher the coffee has been on it. That's all I got.

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    Beech is commonly used for cooking treen, because it does not impart any flavors of its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Curtis View Post
    I am going to make a coffee grinder by using one of the hardware kits form Rockler. What are good species of wood for this project?
    For any wood in contact with food I like to use wood with fine grain: dogwood, maple, olivewood, etc.

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    It is said that all wood finishes, when properly and fully cured, are food safe. That being the case, a good varnish or water-based topcoat would seem to make just about any wood usable. Once encased in the finish, I'm not sure that the wood could affect the coffee.

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    Wonder if Mesquite would be a good choice? Black coffee with a hint of mesquite, well there's a guy at work who uses those K cups that has pecan in it.

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