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SOG

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11-14-2017 04:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood finish no sanding child-safe mahogany

I’ve been ordered to make wood blocks for our grandson. I will use left over scraps of Philippine Mahogany. She who must be obeyed wants a clear finish. What do you folks recommend? BTW: I’d prefer to skip the part that says, “sand between costs.”


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#1 posted 11-14-2017 06:05 AM

I would use poly but you will still have to sand lightly between coats. If your going to put the ABC’s on them too save yourself a lot of work go to Toys R Us and get a whole set for under $10.

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#2 posted 11-14-2017 08:20 AM

Blonde shellac

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#3 posted 11-14-2017 12:18 PM

Shellac or dip in Danish Oil

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#4 posted 11-14-2017 01:30 PM

All of the above suggestions will work just fine. The poly is probably the most durable but I would use a wipe-on satin poly. It still feels like wood when you are done and not like it’s been dipped in plastic. You don’t really sand it as much as the regular poly. You just lightly scuff it to remove nibs with a white 3M pad between light coats, though it does take more coats. I also like Tried and True Varnish oil but it requires even more coats than the wipe-on poly and you have to wait 24 hours between coats so it is not for the impatient.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#5 posted 11-14-2017 01:50 PM



“ . . . save yourself a lot of work go to Toys R Us and get a whole set for under $10.”


Words to live by! How often have I buried myself in a project of questionable value and escalating expense only to ask myself, “Gee. I wonder if it’s cheaper at IKEA.”

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