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Forum topic by Andy123 posted 03-15-2012 07:23 PM 767 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andy123

226 posts in 1934 days


03-15-2012 07:23 PM

I am building a crib for my twin girls and I am now starting to think about finishes. I made it out of light colored maple and accented it with Brazilian Cherry. I want to leave the finish natural and I really don’t want to do a stain. I want a satin that is easier to do, but with good results.

Also, at what point in the sanding should I raise the grain and sand it again, 220 grit?

Thanks for the help, Andy.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me


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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 02:06 AM

Solvent NC or CAB lacquer if you can spray or wipe-on oil poly that you can make up by diluting straight poly with mineral spirits or naptha.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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Andy123

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 03:01 AM

Clint, thank you for the advice. I will mostly likely go with the wipe-on poly.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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