LumberJocks

first end grain cutting board #3: Starting the finish

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Lucasd2002 posted 11-22-2014 02:06 PM 1359 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Second glue up Part 3 of first end grain cutting board series no next part

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?



2 comments so far

View Lucasd2002's profile

Lucasd2002

124 posts in 820 days


#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).

View DIYaholic's profile

DIYaholic

19180 posts in 2143 days


#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?

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com