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Blog entry by Insagent posted 889 days ago 3099 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need some help, Building a router table with an incra stand using birch and 5 quarter pine and need to know the best type of finish to use. I want a natural finish and really don’t spray a finish on. I am also think I should apply the finish before I put the birch on the the stand. Any suggestions would help.

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#1 posted 889 days ago

are you referring to the finish on the top? or the base? I don’t know if I would put a finish on the top.. It would rub off over time..I think I would get some plastic lamination and glue that on.. it will last forever

-- Randall Child

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Don W

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#2 posted 889 days ago

BLO and then wax

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 889 days ago

Get a sheet of formica and glue it on, it will always be smooth and easy to slide wood on and clean up is a breeze!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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