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Forum topic by Don posted 02-21-2016 05:23 PM 436 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don

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02-21-2016 05:23 PM

Hi folks, I made some amp isolation boards from Jatoba for a client. He intends on using a wax (Briwax) for finishing and will do it himself. All he wants me to do for finishing is to apply a sanding sealer to close all the pores, I would assume.

I thought I had a can of Sanding Sealer on hand but it turned out to be Wood Conditioner.

So…..question:

Can I use the conditioner in place of the sealer or, barring that, can I use something else in place of the sealer?

Cheers…Don

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca


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#1 posted 02-21-2016 05:29 PM

Jatoba isn’t open pored so sealant isn’t really needed. I use 50%-50% poly / mineral spirits as a penitrating wash.

It’ll turn burgundy in short order even if it’s orangish off the saw.

M

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#2 posted 02-21-2016 09:47 PM

What about a Danish Oil and wax finish?

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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#3 posted 02-21-2016 10:03 PM

Depends on how much seal you want. Meself I prefer some poly for less humidity changes. Oil and wax degrade faster than a good coat of poly. How long is this expected to last and how often do you want to renew the finish?

M

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#4 posted 02-21-2016 10:08 PM

There are 6 platforms and once in place, they won’t be moved, just have audio equipment sitting on the,. The client declined a Poly finish for fear of scratching and trying to refinish the scratch. He suggested the sanding sealer and wax (Briwax) but I questioned the use/need for the sealer.

Finish is now wide open to me which is why I thought of the Danish Oil and wax finish.

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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#5 posted 02-21-2016 10:58 PM

Matte finish poly cut 50-50 w/mineral spirits will give a protective finish for humidity stablization but not thick enough to notice. Scratches won’t show and jatoba is naturally scratch resistant. Try it on a piece of scrap & then decide.

M

-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 02-22-2016 01:07 AM

I have finished Jatoba with BLO and wax and if you’re going for minimal shine, it works. Easy to redo if scratched (but Jatoba is hard to scratch!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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