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Forum topic by Jimboe posted 10-11-2011 01:16 AM 1019 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-11-2011 01:16 AM

I have a box im making that has ebony accents . I was finishing it with poly and noticed that the maple was dry to the touch but the ebony wasnt …will poly cure on top of ebony ..and if not what do i do to make it work ??

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 03:42 AM

Jim, Poly should do fine over Ebony. I have only worked with ebony once as an accent in a jewelry box and I put poly on it. it has such a tight grain that it doesn’t really “soak” it up…which is fine. Poly is a film finish and doesn’t need to soak in. The only thing I can think of when applying to ebony and maple in the same project is that the film on the ebony may build quicker than on the maple. Will this cause an uneven finish at the transition from maple to ebony? I don’t know but I could see how that may occur. I would say make sure you sand well in between coats and that may help alleviate that…if it does start to happen.

Hope that helps some. Good luck.


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#2 posted 10-11-2011 02:24 PM

thanks Greg i was worried it might not cure …the box you made is beautiful love the way you did the accents!!! Thanks again my friend .

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