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Forum topic by amagineer posted 12-15-2015 09:32 PM 647 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2015 09:32 PM

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I have been asked to make 500 coasters for a wedding. They are 4” x 4” x 3/8. the problem I have is what to finish them with. I just made three sets of six (for design approval) and soaked them in sealer. What kind of finish do I need to put on them now, and how to let them dry without disturbing the finish.

Thanks for any help you can give.


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#1 posted 12-15-2015 09:59 PM

started using ‘teak oil’ from wally world
(a wipe on poly)

wipe on / wipe off

do that a few times
even some 0000 steel wool if needed

any dust comes off with the wiping too

lot’s easier than brushing or spray

not as thick as some finnishes
so more coats if needed

no runs or drips

try a pint ($8.75 or so)

can be waxed if desired too
(that may not go with alcohol though)

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#2 posted 12-15-2015 11:34 PM

Thanks David; I was just concerned sweating glasses would start to warp the coasters. You idea seems so much easier.

Thanks again

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#3 posted 12-15-2015 11:54 PM

Like to see the finished product.

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#4 posted 12-16-2015 01:31 AM

I have a set of coasters made of poplar which I finished with several coats of spray lacquer. They date from last June. [link] The one I use daily gets sweaty glasses put on it as well as hot tea cups. It shows some light wear on its top surface, but hasn’t warped, cracked or anything else. My 2 cents.

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