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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
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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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#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)
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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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#4 posted 03-15-2010 05:06 AM
either poly or laqure sorry for the spelling
-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://email@example.com
#5 posted 03-15-2010 05:56 AM
could i use wipe on poly
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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, Jacksonville, FL
#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
#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
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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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#10 posted 03-15-2010 07:52 AM
Great looking jewelry. I also agree, wipe on poly is the best.
Keep it up.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!
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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.
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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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#13 posted 03-15-2010 05:37 PM
Very nice group of projects. Wipe on poly
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