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EWJSMITH

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332 days ago

Hi all,

I have some tea light holders made from birch, purpleheart, cherry and mahogany and I’m looking for suggestions on the best finish to use. Obviously, Idont want anything flammable :-). Any recommendations?

Thanks


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Shanem

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#1 posted 332 days ago

I don’t want to state the obvious but wood is flammable…haha

Tea lights have the metal casing around them to keep the wax in. I wouldn’t worry about what finish I used. Just leave enough time for your finish to properly cure before you use the candle.

... wax probably wouldn’t be a good finish choice. I’d go poly

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mrjinx007

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#2 posted 332 days ago

Yes, Poly probably do the job best.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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cdarney

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#3 posted 331 days ago

Shellac?

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Jimbo4

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#4 posted 331 days ago

I’ve never had one explode yet, using lacquer.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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EWJSMITH

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#5 posted 331 days ago

thanks guys. I was thinking clear shellac or tung oil but was curious as to what other have been using. cheers.

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