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Dave

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357 days ago

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What formulas do you use in your shop?
Here are some I use.

Poly Rub
1 part Polyurathane
1 part Boiled Linseed oil

Honing Oil
1 part mineral oil
1 part kerosene

Test for Existing Finish on Furniture

1 Rub a Few Drops of Boiled Linseed Oil Into the Wood – If it absorbs, the wood has an oil finish. If it beads up, the wood has a hard finish (continue).
2 Rub Acetone Over a Spot in a Gentle, Circular Motion – Polyurethane finishes shed acetone like water. Lacquer dissolves in 30 seconds with rubbing. Varnishes and shellacs turn to a sticky, gel-like substance after a minute or two.
3 Try a Few Drops of Denatured Alcohol – Shellac dissolves quickly in denatured alcohol. Varnish reacts slowly.

Maloof Rub
1 part BLO
1 part Poly
1 part turpintine

Stropping compounds

automotive rubbing compound
or
Brasso

What are some of your most used recipes?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com


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boxcarmarty

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#1 posted 357 days ago

2 shots whiskey
Tbsp honey
1/2 lemon
herbal tea

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#2 posted 357 days ago

Mac and Cheese!

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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Dave

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#3 posted 357 days ago

Whats that Marty, a bar stool finish?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#4 posted 357 days ago

You guys are making me hungry and thirsty.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#5 posted 357 days ago

French polish.
1 part BLO
1 part DNA
1 part clear shellac

Coffee
Water
Coffee grounds
2 sugars

Disaster
wood
power tools
William

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 357 days ago

Blood….
Sweat….
& Tears!!!

Pissing….
& Moaning!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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William

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#7 posted 357 days ago

Question about the poly rub.
Has anyone tried one part spar urethane and one part BLO for a wipe on exterior finish?
I’m wondering because it is a thought I had a few days ago for an easier to apply finish for outside projects.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Rick M.

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#8 posted 357 days ago

50/50 Paste wax and BLO, easy finish for turnings.

1 ice cube
2 shots Wild Turkey

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Dave

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#9 posted 357 days ago

William I have not, but I bet one of these guys has.
Keep them coming guys.
I am interested in seeing what you have.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Tim

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#10 posted 357 days ago

Nice list Dave, I like the finish tests. But no love for your plane polish you used on that panel marking gauge?

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stefang

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#11 posted 357 days ago

The best finish
1 part of whatever is on hand
1 part brandy after the finish has been applied

I flunked finishing school

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 357 days ago

A little bit of piss
a little bit of moan
A little bit of grunt
a little bit of groan
A little bit of push
a little bit of shove
A little bit of help
from the One up above

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Dave

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#13 posted 357 days ago

I forgot the Plane polish Tim, I do like it.

Mendota Plane Polish

1 part Murphy oil soap
1 part BLO
1 part wax

I love the humor guys.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#14 posted 357 days ago

Gr8 subject SD. I’ll be testin em all out…...........then,................when I sober up, I’ll try out the others as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dave

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#15 posted 357 days ago

You guys are nuts!
You to Roger.

Metal Finish

get the metal warm, 150 degrees or better
apply this liberally

1 part BLO
1 part turpentine
1 part bees wax

this is good for a few months indoors
I use this on my forge work

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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