Alphabet Blocks... all six sides?

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Forum topic by drpdrp posted 02-10-2013 07:43 AM 874 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-10-2013 07:43 AM

Okay so I am going to be putting a clear coat on some alphabet blocks I made and I am… unsure of how one does this on something with 6 sides. Like, if you do everything but the bottom- then do the bottom later… can it be smooth?

I’ve got some of the little plastic pyramids- but just not sure how it will all come together.



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#1 posted 02-10-2013 06:15 PM

You can use a wipe on poly, all 6 sides and dry on your plastic pyramids, and you should be alright.

...a word of warning; any finish with nut oil, i.e. tung oil, walnut oil, Danish oil should be avoided at all costs as they contain compounds which may cause allergic reactions.

We all should be aware that those little kiddos have to taste everything they get their hands on.

If you are in doubt about the Saftey of a finish you can Google the product,
i.e. ‘Tong Oil allergic reactions’ and find out if it is safe to use for your application and intended use.

Best Regards.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 02-10-2013 08:27 PM

thin coats of shellac applied on a warm dry day??

will dry very quickly for turning over if a thin cut is used and is non-toxic for kids…

just a thought


-- Ben, England.

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#3 posted 02-10-2013 08:54 PM

The method GpaLen posted is how I do it. I use Behlens salad bowl finish but Ben’s suggestion would work just as well.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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