first end grain cutting board #3: Starting the finish

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Blog entry by Lucasd2002 posted 11-22-2014 02:06 PM 1604 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After sanding up to 220 and rounding over the upper edge, last night I put the first coat of finish on the board. Following the wood whisperer preferred method, I thinned my salad bowl varnish.

I used turpentine to thin the varnish (because that’s what I had). Everyone seems to use paint thinner. Did I screw up? Will the turpentine smell go away? Should I not use turpentine for later coats?

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#1 posted 11-22-2014 05:14 PM

I put a second coat on about 10 minutes ago. Hopefully, the turpentine scent will go away by thanksgiving (planning for at least 4 total coats).

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#2 posted 11-22-2014 05:14 PM

Sorry, I can’t help with the “turpentine” question….

Your board looks great!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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