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Forum topic by spunwood posted 05-28-2011 06:11 PM 812 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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spunwood

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05-28-2011 06:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question walnut

Here is some wood from a great find. Someone local was dumping a few boards from a fence.
I am making them into a few frames. My question is:

What is the best way to preserve the wood’s paint, wear, fungus…:
Satin Polyacrylic?
No Finish?

What would you do?

Also, After routing this plaque, the walnut was too dark to see the lettering so I filled it in with woodputty by Famowood (great stuff by the way). I am wondering if I need to protect the putty with some kind of clear coat, or just leave the whole thing Tung Oiled.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν


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#1 posted 05-28-2011 06:49 PM

Spun .. i think that if you brush on a finish its going to smear the fungus and mold all over .. id suggest a spray on shellac. I cant say that i have worked with it before but a spray on finish would be the best route in my opinion.

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 12:26 AM

If the current frame boards has mold , it needs to be removed before any top coat goes on.
For that finish marine varnish would be best.

http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/search_subCategory.do?categoryName=Varnish&categoryId=36&page=GRID&engine=adwords!6456&keyword=%28marine+varnish%29&match_type=

For the plaque, how many coats of tung oil did you put on already?
Will it be placed outside?

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 12:36 AM

You went to all that trouble to make a frame that looks as it does so leave it allready! It has been outside in the elements for 20 years, you’re going to hang it on a wall in a nice safe house, so what are you going to protect it from? Leave it alone and it will be a great find forever; put a finish on it and you will regret it forever.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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spunwood

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 03:43 AM

Christef: Thanks for the idea

Steven: I have about 4 coats of Tung Oil on it.

Fussy: I think that sounds about right!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 04:27 PM

Spun,

The placque looks fabulous! Did you rout that free-hand? If that is going to hang on a btidge out side as as opposed to in someone’s family room, I would protect the wood putty (nice thinking there). Unfortunately, Steven is right; the only product with enough UV blockers (spar varnish has none) is Epiphane’s Marine Varnish. It is expensive, but not as costly as watching such a labor crumble to dust (the putty) in a very short time in the Tennessee sun.

One question; your talent is obvious from your work, so are you filthy rich yet? I hope so.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#6 posted 05-29-2011 05:21 PM

Fussy: Thanks so much man! I did it free hand, but not without an outline. I print the words in the font I want to size and than transfer it with graphite paper. I have aweful handwriting, but with a router bit set very shallow, both hands on the base and going slowly, it wasn’t hard.

Filthy rich…certainly in blessings, and maybe one day in captital.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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