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AKWoody

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05-07-2010 07:53 AM

I am about to finish a project primarily made of cherry. I read about a finish 1/3 M. Spirits 1/3 Waterlox original and 1/3 Pure Tung Oil. It’s supposed to be a fool proof finish for cherry.

The problem is pure tung oil is nowhere to be found in my state (alaska). has anyone used straight Waterlox to finish cherry?


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richgreer

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#1 posted 05-07-2010 02:14 PM

Waterlox is, essentially, a tung oil. It does a great job of penetrating the wood and I love the way it looks. My standard method of finishing is one coat of Waterlox followed by multiple coats of Minwax rub on polyurethane. You can use nothing but Waterlox, but the polyurethane enhances durability.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 05-07-2010 02:17 PM

I agree, Waterlox alone with 4-5 coats will do the job. Its great stuff and leaves a beautiful finish. I see why the Amish use it. It is $$$$$, twentysome dollars a quart.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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hObOmOnk

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#3 posted 05-07-2010 09:19 PM

Waterlox Original Sealer & Finish is made from phenolic resin, tung oil and solvent.
Blending it with more tung oil may not have any benefit.

You can mail-order tung oil from Lee Valley, a Canadian company.

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AKWoody

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#4 posted 05-07-2010 09:42 PM

Thanks folks, I will be applying straight Waterlox tonight! I was trying to avoid shipping costs on the Tung Oil, shipping to AK has gone through the roof in the past few years.

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richgreer

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#5 posted 05-07-2010 10:54 PM

I swear that if you get any 10 woodworkers in a room you will get at least 10 different opinions of the best way to finish a piece. That’s part of the fun. However, I think you will get almost unanimous agreement that Waterlox is a very good (albeit expensive) product.

As an FYI – - When I know that I am going to buff a piece, I will often use nothing but Waterlox. Applying a buff finish to polyurethane doesn’t seem to work very well.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 05-08-2010 12:13 AM

Waterlox on :

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/26952 on Walnut Coat Rack

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 05-08-2010 12:19 AM

I love Waterlox….the look and feel of your finished project will speak for itself ! : )

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/9902 Waterlox on , White Oak , Cherry , and Black Walnut Weather Stations

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/7358 Waterlox on Jatoba aka Brazilian Cherry Bowl / Dish , whatever …LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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AKWoody

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#8 posted 05-08-2010 12:23 AM

That is the exact look I have in my mind, I am sold! BTW the projects look great!

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 05-08-2010 12:35 AM

If you’re typing to me regarding the projects , Thank you very much for the compliment : )
Best wishes on your project finishing journey !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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