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Kindlingmaker

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1607 days ago

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/

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings


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#1 posted 1606 days ago

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 1606 days ago

Sounds logical to me.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 1606 days ago

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 1606 days ago

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 1606 days ago

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

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#6 posted 1606 days ago

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.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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#7 posted 1606 days ago

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

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patron

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#8 posted 1606 days ago

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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GFYS

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#9 posted 1606 days ago

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 1606 days ago

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 1606 days ago

made for a nice read
thanks

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#12 posted 1606 days ago

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 1606 days ago

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

-- Les B, Oregon

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#14 posted 1606 days ago

Good info…thanks for posting.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#15 posted 1606 days ago

good read – thanks

-- -erik & christy-

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