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Forum topic by HeadMP posted 11-13-2014 08:12 PM 954 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-13-2014 08:12 PM

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Looking into oil and wax finishes, any suggestions?

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#1 posted 11-13-2014 08:17 PM

I haven’t used many, but I like Danish oil so far. Finish up with paste wax.

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#2 posted 11-14-2014 12:37 PM

How about buying Flexner's book? He has a chapter on each that would be helpful (IMHO). I think this book (or Jeff Jewitt’s) is required material in any hobbyist shop.

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#3 posted 11-14-2014 01:50 PM

Fred is right – Flexner’s book is a good place to start.

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#4 posted 11-16-2014 02:16 AM

I haven’t tried Masterpiece Wood Finish myself, but here’s a review:

I third Flexner’s book. I borrowed it from the library three times before I decided I should just buy a copy.

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#5 posted 11-17-2014 10:23 PM

Yes, thin some polyurethane 50% and brush it on, let sit 5-10 minutes, wipe it off. Cheaper and the same as Danish or watco and more protective and easier than blo. When dry, give it a coat of wax. I agree with the others – buying Jewitt’s and Flexner’s books is the thing to do, and then give yourself time to try a lot of different things.

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