toybox ,chest for the kid

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Project by wateroperator posted 12-04-2008 07:23 AM 1174 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I,m close to finishing this toybox for my 6 month old boy. I still need to plane down some rough walnut for the the lid.I am fairly new at this, so if anyone can help me …. It has 3 coats of Minwax Antique oil finish on it so far and I wanted to make sure that a Minwax wipe on polyurathane was ok for a top coat.

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#1 posted 12-04-2008 07:30 AM

Not much on finishes but you have done a vantastic job so far.

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#2 posted 12-04-2008 03:27 PM

Looks great. I’m no expert either, but I think you can safely apply poly over oil as long as you make sure you give the oil plenty of time to fully cure.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#3 posted 12-04-2008 05:31 PM

I’m prety certain that pete is right. If your uncertain why not try it on some scrap I don’t think your son will notice the time differance, and please show us the final result and the results of your finish

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#4 posted 12-04-2008 07:02 PM

The design, the wood, the colour and all are beautiful!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 11-11-2010 04:51 PM

I use the Minwax wipeon for everything – fantastic product. I’ve even tried it over waxed shellac and had no issues…

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#6 posted 08-27-2015 01:47 PM

Scuff up the finish with steel wool and wipe away. No problem—there are no reactivity issues.

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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