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Needing to sand basswood

by logwolf
posted 02-07-2017 06:59 PM


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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 02-07-2017 09:38 PM

I have finished basswood using Lacquer, Poly, and shellac. All work well. I now use shellac, sand (220) and then a wipe on poly. Initial sanding to 220 is fine.

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#2 posted 02-08-2017 02:27 AM

Take a piece of scrap and try what you want to use first, see how it looks and avoid the “oops” moment.

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#3 posted 02-15-2017 10:47 PM



I have finished basswood using Lacquer, Poly, and shellac. All work well. I now use shellac, sand (220) and then a wipe on poly. Initial sanding to 220 is fine.

- Jim Finn

I said a finish. What I should say is, what is a good sealer. I want to ensure no matter what I put on as a top coat, that it will not bleed through the endgrain portions of the wood to give it a darker coat then the rest of it.
I’ve read that I could use poly as a seal over bare basswood. I have minwax prestain. Would that work on basswood. My test strips are coming out uneven. Maybe I didn’t sand some areas as much as others.

Instead of stain, I was thinking of using Danish oil. But can I add a top coat of poly over that as a protectant?

This is the project I’m trying to finish


I have finished basswood using Lacquer, Poly, and shellac. All work well. I now use shellac, sand (220) and then a wipe on poly. Initial sanding to 220 is fine.

- Jim Finn


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