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Forum topic by bowedcurly posted 01-28-2014 06:21 PM 522 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bowedcurly

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01-28-2014 06:21 PM

you can use on ething that is easy for a knucklehead like me to use, I hate finishing cause I don’t know what Im doing or I can’t really find one that is idiot proof for a idiot like me, after dyeing or staining, the clear stuff that you put on to make your wooden masterpc look even better, the topcoat the stuff that makes the final final look

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life


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#1 posted 01-28-2014 06:46 PM

Any wipe on poly will do, I use Arm-R-Seal because I like to pay twice as much as I need to. If the wood is good, meaning you don’t need to stain, then this will work. You can use foam brushes, but it’s easier to wipe on and the quality is better with several coats. Foam brushes will sometimes leave finish lines if it is too thick.
Minwax is good too, just hate the can it comes in.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#2 posted 01-28-2014 07:00 PM

+1 for Arm R Seal

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bowedcurly

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#3 posted 01-28-2014 07:42 PM

looks like AR seal is the deal gonna order some and get that book, thanks guys I have heard the wisdom, now onward to the great adventure, have a good day and make some dust

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#4 posted 01-28-2014 07:44 PM

I really like Arm-R-Seal as well. If you’re doing a satin finish, I think that GF Gel topcoat is even easier.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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Clint Searl

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#5 posted 01-28-2014 07:51 PM

If you won’t invest the time in learning the subject, your work deserves to look like crap.

-- 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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#6 posted 01-28-2014 08:09 PM

I apologize in advance for my next few lines bowedcurly.

Clint, im so sick and tired of hearing your garbage as you chime in on threads regarding finishing. You need to go out and buy some new underwear, the ones you’ve got are obviously too tight and making you all kinds of cranky. I think we’d all enjoy if you kept the snide, arrogant comments to yourself. Bowed could most certainly have 4 children at home, work 60 hours a week, and on the side work at the soup kitchen. Maybe he doesn’t have the time to review the works of 20 authors on the chemistry of every finishing product on the market and just wants to build something for his son/daughter that he can be proud of. Just in case you don’t return to this thread ill copy and past this in a PM to you.

Bowed .. sorry man. Ill vouch for the arm-r-seal as a good, solid, easy to work with finish.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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CharlesA

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#7 posted 01-28-2014 08:11 PM

We all have to start somewhere.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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bowedcurly

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#8 posted 01-28-2014 08:24 PM

have a good day Glint

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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bowedcurly

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#9 posted 01-28-2014 08:26 PM

thanks C this guy is mad at the world

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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bowedcurly

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#10 posted 01-28-2014 08:29 PM

I just ordered some ARS from rockler, goin to bed ,gotta work tonight have a good day and make some dust thanks for the help guys

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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12strings

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#11 posted 01-28-2014 08:29 PM

Definitely wipe-on poly… Wipe it on, wipe off the extra, repeat a few times…very hard to mess up.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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Clint Searl

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#12 posted 01-29-2014 01:30 AM

Aww, y’all quit dissin’ a craftsman and go back to your cutting boards and mallets and little boxes soaked in BLO. Nyuk nyuk

-- 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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