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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 2431 days ago

Somewhere in there was the original one about armour-all too. The only draw back about the UV inhibitors which would be in spar varnish and the urethane is that they will muddy up the grain, which the armour-all with a Danish oil follow up won’t do. My answer is to use Cardinal wood (aka Bloodwood) which doesn’t fade. Redheart, another highly colored wood does fade or mellow to more brownish tints. Bloodwood stays rich and red. I have a Padauk 1˝x12˝x48˝ up on the shelf that has been there since I found out about this.

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