Quick question about fuming white oak

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Forum topic by sanfranciscocedarco posted 03-25-2015 09:14 PM 489 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2015 09:14 PM

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How long do you think is appropriate to let the piece gas off after fuming the process is done, before applying finish? overnight? A few days? or just however long it takes for the smell to go away. Ill be wrapping the piece inside a marine grade finish so I don’t wanna lock anything in. Thanks in advance!


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#1 posted 03-26-2015 02:29 PM

The fuming doesn’t introduce much moisture. Mostly gases as the result of chemical reaction unless it was wrapped in a hot environment. Even then, the moister doesn’t penetrate much. So. to be safe, a few days in a dry atmosphere should do it. Good luck


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#2 posted 03-26-2015 03:32 PM

If memory serves, when I did my Morris chair a few years ago I fumed one day and started putting on poly the next. Worked great, no issues. The chair was in my heated shop overnight.

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