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i made a few things for my wife but just not sure what kind of finish to put on them should i just use poly or some kind of oil

-- every good gift and every pefect gift is from above James 1:17





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TungOilTim

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 04:34 AM

Personally I’m a fan of the oils, particularly tung oil, or boiled linseed oil. Of course, I really like the “Tried and True” finish, it’s a mixture of boiled linseed oil and beeswax.

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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dakremer

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 04:42 AM

If they are going to get a lot of wear and tear, I’d go with good ole poly – dries hard as a rock (after about a week)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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donjoe

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 05:01 AM

Ditto on the poly.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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bigike

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 05:06 AM

either poly or laqure sorry for the spelling

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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jems

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#5 posted 03-15-2010 05:56 AM

could i use wipe on poly

-- every good gift and every pefect gift is from above James 1:17

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Bearpie

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 06:22 AM

Wipe on Poly! Oils might stain the clothes if not dried enough.

Erwin

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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dakremer

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#7 posted 03-15-2010 06:45 AM

yeah you can use wipe on poly – put about 3 coats on it, couple hours between coats…buff with 0000 wool between each coat. Will make it smooth as a baby’s butt :) But remember to let it sit for about a week before “use” to get to its maximum hardness

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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dakremer

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#8 posted 03-15-2010 06:50 AM

P.S. Less is more with poly. You don’t need to over saturate the wood with the poly. Just make sure it is ALL coated evenly, and let dry…. wipe on poly = one of the easiest top coats out there

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Tim29

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#9 posted 03-15-2010 06:55 AM

I agree with everybody else. poly is the way to go. nice work. they look great

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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scrappy

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#10 posted 03-15-2010 07:52 AM

Great looking jewelry. I also agree, wipe on poly is the best.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Blair Helgason

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#11 posted 03-15-2010 05:01 PM

For my rings and pendants I put two liberal coats of tung oil followed by a coat of a product called Shellawax from Lee Valley. It’s worked really well for me so far.

-- Blair

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Michael Murphy

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#12 posted 03-15-2010 05:22 PM

Since these are going to be in contact with her skin for hours at a time, make sure she has no allergic reaction to the finish you are going to use. My wife can’t tolerate certain types of finishes. Gives her a rash. She claims Gold is the only thing she can wear. Hmmm.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 03-15-2010 05:37 PM

Very nice group of projects. Wipe on poly

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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