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Blog entry by Blackie_ posted 01-18-2013 01:13 PM 3769 reads 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs



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camps764

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#1 posted 01-18-2013 01:31 PM

having an arsenal of finishing techniques is always good…different pieces call for different finishes. Wipe on Poly was my default for most things. You can make your own by cutting Poly with Mineral Spirits…cheaper than buying the Minwax Wipe on Poly. This gives you more flexibility, if you want a few heavy coats, a lot of thin coats, several thin coats and a final heavy coat, etc.

Also, you might want to check out Canadian Woodworks finishing method. He uses a wipe on Oil blend…the Wood Whisperer uses something similar in some of his projects. I have started donig this on some projects as well and REALLY like simplicity of it.

-- Steve

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 01-18-2013 01:58 PM

Thanks Steve, great info.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 03:20 PM

Wipe on makes it a lot simpler

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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janice

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#4 posted 01-18-2013 03:47 PM

Interesting. I’ve been wondering about the wipe on. I’ve been using polyacrylic lately. Like that alot better than polyuerthane. But I do want to try this method that is now yours. I saved this as a favorite so I can come back to it. Thanks.

-- Janice

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 01-18-2013 04:40 PM

Thanks for the post. This raises an interesting question that I’ve considered opening, but will pose here. Has MinWax reformulated its polyurethane so that it is no longer prone to turn amber? The only reason I used lacquer on my last project was to preserve the natural color of the wood since polyurethane has historically turned wood (maple in particular) amber. However, on several projects I’ve done since late summer and used MinWax polyurethane, the finish has seemly remained clear like a lacquer finish. Has anyone had similar experiences or any knowledge? Thanks for any input.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 01-18-2013 05:26 PM

John something comes to mind that you might try.

Minwax makes a wood conditioner I wonder if that would counter that amber effect on maple, also what about sealing the wood with shellac? I’m no expert just throwing that out there.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#7 posted 01-18-2013 10:23 PM

Interesting Randy, and everyone above. This is another reason why this site is so informative. Everyone has input. It’s like makin a big ole bowl o soup. You get a bunch o recipes, with a bunch o ingrediants, and add, subtract, or whatever to your pot, and, voila. Another gr8 bowl o soup. It’s always good to have knowledge of so many options on the finishing parts o this fine hobby.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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