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Forum topic by superstretch posted 12-16-2011 05:36 AM 1241 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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superstretch

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12-16-2011 05:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question mahogany personal vaporizer wax poly danish oil bocote

So I’ve been making these boxes for my boss for PV’s (personal vaporizers).. Imagine e-cigs that look like mini light sabers and you get the idea.. They’re constructed from a solid piece of 6”x4”x2” mahogany, split down the middle and then 1 1/4” holes hogged down through the sides (to hold the PV). Then I’ve glued bocote end caps on and made it all nice and pretty.

I’m up to 2 coats of danish oil and have a really nice color. My question is.. should I throw down a couple coats of poly and then some wax? Or should I just wax it. The latter was my first inclination, but the PVs could leak or cause condensation on the inside.. as well as the waxing could leave some residue in the open grain. I’m definitely leaning towards putting some poly down first..

Thoughts? Alternatives?

My deadline is Sunday night, so I’ve only got a few more days to work on this..

Thanks :D

-- Dan, Rochester, NY


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Ed Pirnik

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#1 posted 12-20-2011 11:20 PM

Dan:

My gut would be to go straight to wax. As far as wax leaving residue in the open grain, you could always use a brown paste wax to avoid the unsightly pores filled with white wax. Brown wax leaves quite a beautiful luster on mahogany. I’ve used dark brown wax on this species to good effect.
Best,
-Ed

-- Ed Pirnik, Fine Woodworking Web Producer

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 11:39 PM

I’d buy him a pack of Nicorette gum instead… ;)

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 12:02 AM

If they need protection, Poly is a good answer… Protection would be the Reason…

If you do not need protection, go for the wax…

Wax on top of the poly will make extra smooth and shiny… as wax does…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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superstretch

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 12:11 AM

Hi guys.. better late than never!

Ended up going with the poly with wax over it.. came out beautifully!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 12:15 AM

Sounds good!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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