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Forum topic by Manado posted 12-19-2009 03:24 AM 680 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Manado

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12-19-2009 03:24 AM

I am building a simple sign, and want to know if applying an oil finish to the parts prior to glueing will interfere with the glue. The sign consists of a maple board with letters and a border cut from meranti. I was planning on using tung oil to finish, and wanted to avoid the hassle of trying to get it in all the nooks. Thanks.


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papadan

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#1 posted 12-19-2009 03:28 AM

Not if you really need a tight permanant glue up. Put it together and just use a brush to get into the corners.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Manado

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#2 posted 12-19-2009 03:36 AM

Thanks Dan, that answers that.

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#3 posted 12-19-2009 08:22 AM

yes, oil will interfere with the glue.

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#4 posted 12-20-2009 05:06 PM

The above. Mask off all your glue joints before you apply the finish. Personally I would not do this except for hard to get at places. It takes a lot of time to mask and needs to be precise, not to mention the extra cost.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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