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Forum topic by airman posted 09-29-2009 09:01 PM 3032 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-29-2009 09:01 PM

just finished making a couple of trivets and am trying to decide if I’m going to put a finish on them. Any thoughts pro or con as to finishing them and if you vote for finishing what finish do you reccomend?

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#1 posted 09-30-2009 01:34 AM

a little waterlox or arm r seal and call it done….one coat light scuff with some steel wool or abrasive pad a second coat and enjoy..just to seal them up a bit..if one coat feels good…leave it at that

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#2 posted 09-30-2009 01:35 AM

I have used water based poly.

So far mine have held up well. They are used on the dining room table so the hottest item to be placed on them would be a casserole from the oven.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 09-30-2009 01:52 AM

If your going yo put hot items on them, I would just use mineral oil. Something hot can damage the poly or even a sealer.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 08:34 PM

I have made many cross-cut trivets. These are the type with dados with the depth slightly more than 1/2 the thickness. The dados on the underside are at 90 degrees to those on the top side so there is a full cutout at the dado intersections. I have used mineral oil on all of these and they have held up well.

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Terry Desilets

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#5 posted 11-17-2009 05:31 AM

Walnut oil, I use it on all my spoons, works great and doesn’t wash out like mineral oil.

-- IN REMEMBRANCE OF MY NEPHEW: Cpl. Ben Desilets - USMC KIA 22 May 2007 Anbar Iraq

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