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11-25-2009 06:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing poly

Here is a very interesting read. After reading this I have to wonder, who do I believe…?
http://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/The_7_Myths_of_Polyurethane/

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 09:16 AM

Interesting, thanks for posting.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 01:37 PM

Sounds logical to me.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 04:15 PM

Kindlingmaker, I’m with Barry. Whatever Flexner says about finishing, you can take to the bank.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-25-2009 04:21 PM

charlie ,
i never heard of either one of them !

can i go to the bank and borrow money from them ,
if i mention you ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 11-25-2009 04:47 PM

me either patron, we must not be “real woodworkers”

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#6 posted 11-25-2009 04:52 PM

I agree with the points Bob Flexner makes in the article. Especially the scuff sanding. I’m always amazed that people sand through their finish, but it’s because they don’t understand that the point of sanding is not to remove material, but to knock-down flaws in the surface.

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#7 posted 11-25-2009 05:02 PM

duh ….now there’s a nugget of wisdom. No wonder he’s famous.

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#8 posted 11-25-2009 05:50 PM

thanks guys .
i just don’t know these guys ( or any other ones )
because i don’t get magazines where i live .
and don’t subscribe to them ,
as i spend my money on tools/wood .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 11-25-2009 06:07 PM

hehe barry next time some one asks me if I ever heard of them I will think of you!

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#10 posted 11-25-2009 06:10 PM

Thanks, I appreciate you sharing, although I could have used this years ago. I hadn’t heard most of those myths and have had pretty good luck with poly myself but I still found a couple of tips in here useful and some of the things I figured out on my own the hard way, like needing to thin the last layer to make it smooth out. I just wish he would have covered wipe-on too.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#11 posted 11-25-2009 06:46 PM

made for a nice read
thanks

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#12 posted 11-25-2009 07:07 PM

Gosh, David & Dan…. I didn’t mean to imply that anyone who hasn’t heard of the guy is any less of a woodworker. I was just agreeing with Barry that he’s never steered me wrong.

Maybe Barry should have said that most any woodworker who reads much about woodworking will probably have heard of him. I realize woodworking books and magazines aren’t everybody’s thing.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 11-25-2009 07:42 PM

Good article. It basically confirms things I had already figured out for my self.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#14 posted 11-25-2009 08:08 PM

Good info…thanks for posting.

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#15 posted 11-25-2009 08:17 PM

good read – thanks

-- -erik & christy-

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