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Forum topic by Lloyd Davies posted 09-28-2009 05:39 AM 1132 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lloyd Davies

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09-28-2009 05:39 AM

Hi all,
I am in the middle of a few of the ubiquitous end gran cutting boards and a couple of beads of sweat dropped onto the boards. How do I get rid of the stain they caused? They became much more noticeable after I put a layer of finish on it. I have had this problem with other pieces as well.
Thx in advance, Lloyd

-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com


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tbone

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#1 posted 09-28-2009 04:46 PM

Lloyd, are you using maple? And what finish did you use?

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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Derrek LeRouax

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#2 posted 09-28-2009 07:15 PM

Sand, sand, and sand some more. I work outside in TX where I sweat buckets as I try to work. The only thing that has ever worked for me is to sand it out… Sorry.

-- Derrek L.

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Lloyd Davies

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#3 posted 09-29-2009 12:28 AM

Hi tbone. Yes the stain is most noticeable on maple. I am using “Watco butcher block oil & finish” although I am wondering whether I should just use a mineral oil and beeswax combo instead. Either way I think I’ll have a stain.

I hope the only solution is not sanding. When I sand I sweat so I’ll never fix the problem!!

-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com

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Catspaw

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#4 posted 09-29-2009 12:30 AM

Were a head band and keep a towel or rag handy….I’m a sweater too.

-- arborial reconfiguration specialist

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Broda

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#5 posted 09-29-2009 03:03 AM

”I hope the only solution is not sanding. When I sand I sweat so I’ll never fix the problem!!”

good excuse to buy a drum sander….

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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mtkate

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#6 posted 09-29-2009 03:06 AM

Am I not working hard enough? I rarely sweat! Maybe that’s why my sanding jobs take so long. Then again, I don’t live where it goes over 28-30 degrees celcius for any length of time.

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kolwdwrkr

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#7 posted 09-29-2009 05:23 AM

after sanding wipe it down with mineral spirits. After it dries Lightly sand again with the final paper. You may also consider your final steps wearing gloves.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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