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Posted on suggestions for a finish on my completed maloof rocker

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Mike Shea

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#1 posted 10-08-2008 07:37 PM

Well thanks guys. In Response to “NYRC” i use deft danish oil all the time. i love that stuff. if the chair were for me i would probably use just that. however i have noticed that over the past few weeks the chair has gotten really banged up. just from being moved on and of the workbench. i cant imagine what it would look like after 5 to 10 years of being rocked and sat in, with belts, wallets and buttons scratching against the seat. wallnut is a verry soft hardwood when compared to others. especially in certain ares where the figure is shown. disease got to certain parts and left a beautifull patern but also left not so dense wood behind.

Wich is why i wanted to go with something thats almost like a catalyst finish. is that correct? i think catalized finish is something that reacts to the air and hardens on top. someone correct me if i am wrong. anyways. something like what Douglas said. that finish should leave it looking verry natural and at the same time i believe the polly and tung oil will catalyze and leave a thin amber shield of protection.

Thanks doug. so you think that the mixture is all equal parts? do i apply with a rag do you think? and where can i get beez wax.

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