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Forum topic by yellowtruck75 posted 01-15-2012 07:18 PM 463 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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yellowtruck75

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01-15-2012 07:18 PM

I am finishing another Maloof rocker (walnut) and I want to take the finish to the extreme. I currently sand to 400 then burnish to 2000 grit then use a 3 part finish of BLO, Tung oil and Poly. I want to start using felt and then sheep skin after the burnishing to really make the wood shine. Is there an issue with using the 3 part finish over this surface? I use a Festool RO 125 to do my sanding.

Some might say that this much sanding/finishing is extreme and to much but what ever you can do to make a piece like this pop helps draw in customers.


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#1 posted 01-15-2012 07:58 PM

layers of finish add depth, patina and interest … go for it

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#2 posted 01-15-2012 08:12 PM

I haven’t used a 3part finsh like your talking about but if your applying it over poly the poly should be be sanded so the top finish has something to grip to like 400 grit.

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