|Forum topic by dreamdogs||posted 11-17-2012 11:38 PM||1047 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
11-17-2012 11:38 PM
Though I’m sneaking up on sixty, I’m still a strictly amateur woodworker. I’m also new to Lumberjocks and have learned a great deal in reading various threads this last week or so!
I just received a shipment of Mr. Neil’s wood conditioner for the control of blotching, a problem I’ve encountered in a number of projects over the years. I’m keen to use the product and will post a review of the results. Meantime, a question …
My current project is a massive old fir sideboard, maybe circa 1920s. I’ve got it stripped and sanded, am overall pleased with it, and am ready for the finish. What do you use for a final clean-up? I’ve vacuumed it til the cows came home (really, the cows were headed home), and might also give it a real thorough rubdown with a tack cloth.
Anything else? I think I read somewhere that some folks like to do a rubdown with acetone or similar. I’m not opposed, though I’d strongly prefer not to change the wood’s color tone before adding the conditioner, and I’ve got the feeling acetone would do that.
I searched the forum for thoughts on this matter but am not the most computer savvy person. If there’s already a thread on it, I would be grateful for a link. Many thanks! This is a terrific forum, and I will be grateful for your thoughts on clean-up.
And Happy-Almost-Turkey-Day to you all …