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Questions #1: Wood Hardener

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Blog entry by Pat Gornet posted 02-21-2013 09:02 PM 1730 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was just wondering what wood hardener is for. And if I could use is on softer woods to make them hard. More specifically I wanted to know if I sprayed it on a board then could I draw on paper on top of it with out denting the surface?



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DeLayne Peck

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#1 posted 02-21-2013 10:35 PM

Pat, I have used wood hardener to stabilize rot, heavily weathered, or water damaged wood. You’ll see most of the damage and find the remainder probing with an awl. When we repainted our 1925 home, I found some areas that were soft, very dried out, heavily weather, or water damaged. Window sills and siding are good examples. Typically, I remove the worst of decay, stabilize the remainder, rebuild the area with an inlay or epoxy, and then prime and paint.

Two or three coats of polyurethane finish would be a better choice for wood that you want to write on.

Oh, to avoid a clown act, keep wood hardener away from wives and girl friends!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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HerbC

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 12:18 AM

DeLayne,

I see you have your Wood Hardner posing holding a can of the competitor’s product.

(Sorry, could help myself…)

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 01:02 AM

Good one Herb, I like your sense of humor!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 03:14 AM

I wanted to say that HerbC but just wasn’t sure!!! Good one!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DeLayne Peck

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 06:14 AM

Herb, I posted that picture as bait. I knew someone wouldn’t be able to stand it and would have to crack a wood hardener joke. Good one!!!

I am a very lucky man. My wife is wearing her tool belt. That is her scaffolding and she worked on a ladder up there for weeks. Not to mention that she is funnier than the Rat Pack and could make them all blush.

Sorry, Pat, didn’t mean to steal your thread. But, wood hardener is mostly used for repairing damaged wood that is out in the weather. MinWax Poly is what you need. Wipe on or brushed on.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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Pat Gornet

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 07:50 AM

No Problem. Thanks for the advice and that is a good joke. My girl friend will love it.

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 01:29 AM

DJ, You are a lucky man: pretty wife with a tool belt and a sense of humor!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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