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11-27-2009 06:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question maple joining

Hi Guys i have a question i have been given some black mdf i want to use it on my work bench that i am building my idea is to run cleats down the sides and fix to hard maple either side using screw and glue method now my question is can i use the same finish on both matirals ie: tung oil with a wipe on poly i have never tried this before so i’m just abit worried it doesn’t work please help with advice

Thanks guys for your imput

Andy

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#1 posted 11-27-2009 06:51 PM

Hey Andy
I’m not a big tung oil fan. If you want a simple finish how about shellac?

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#2 posted 11-27-2009 06:53 PM

Jim i was thinking of trying to get a high gloss finish on the black mdf like most of us i hate finishing and never seem to get the finish i’m after LOL….....

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#3 posted 11-27-2009 07:27 PM

I’m a big fan of Nitro cellulose lacquer sprayed on.
Some guys are switching to water based stuff(urethanes) with good results.
Anything less than this is a lot less. <vbg>

Bob

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#4 posted 11-27-2009 07:32 PM

Bob i have never heard of that stuff before

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#5 posted 11-27-2009 08:16 PM

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#6 posted 11-27-2009 11:36 PM

Noto, oil based poly should be o.k.
I have never intentionally done that with water based stuff.

Bob

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#7 posted 11-27-2009 11:38 PM

Bob this Nitro cellulose lacquer looks to be very good i read up on that site you gave me and not to badly priced for the UK

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#8 posted 11-27-2009 11:44 PM

pommy ,
nitro laquer has a very nice side ,
the dust from it re-dissolves into itself ,
with the next coat .

no dust motes !

and it dries way fast .

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#9 posted 11-27-2009 11:50 PM

Dave i like the idea but with the amount of dust i have in my shop i dont know if it will work that well i might have to wait now till summer if we have one and do the finish outside my shop is tiny so dust seems to linger forever

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