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Forum topic by CharlesNeil posted 03-02-2015 08:26 PM 739 views 2 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2015 08:26 PM

This would not be a good idea on really open pored woods like oak or ash but for Mahogany or Walnut it works pretty well http://www.iplayerhd.com/playerframe/share/355ea1e9-179f-45db-8f65-0cbf79379c3c

This is a excerpt from our on line class, but I am getting alot of emails about walnut and Mahogany .

Hope it helps


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#1 posted 03-02-2015 08:37 PM

I remember this from the Mastering Woodworking class,a great tip that works so well, like so many of your tips you always have in the online class. Your class has taught me so much,thanks for sharing this on Ljs Charles

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 09:03 PM

Hi Charles,

The description of the detailed construction of the clock and the grooves certainly make the second sanding a daunting task. I really appreciate the insight to filling the pores using a mechanical process.

I’ve had very good results using Aqua Cote on Mahogany, followed be several coats of Arm-R-Seal. I built your Chest of Drawers design in 2011 using Real Mahogany, and thank you for all your help in that build.

I’ve included a couple of photos showing the finish result

.

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 09:07 PM

Looks great Gerry . Really nice design (: LOL

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#4 posted 03-03-2015 01:22 AM

Charles, I have been using this method on walnut BUT I rub it in with 320-400 grit sandpaper. Is this OK? It seems to work well.

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#5 posted 03-03-2015 02:12 PM

gfadvm,

That works great we call it making gravy, its where you are sanding with the oil and the sanding dust intermixes and makes a gravy that fills the pores , its the best way. If you have a colorant however you cant do that with out removing the color and if you do it before hand it wont take color very well due to the oil sealing it off.

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#6 posted 03-03-2015 02:17 PM

Thanks Charles.

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