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ChaKaJo
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A finish to use with creases and tight spots
Jan 3rd, 2008 at 5:21am
 
As the subject says, I need a finish that I can use in tight spaces.  I tried a tung oil finish on a turning that is pretty much ruined now because the finished gelatinized  Tongue  deep in some creases. 

I need a natural type finish (no spray laquer), but I'm afraid of using most of what I have on hand. 

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Re: A finish to use with creases and tight spots
Reply #1 - Jan 3rd, 2008 at 5:30am
 
How about BLO?
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Re: A finish to use with creases and tight spots
Reply #2 - Jan 3rd, 2008 at 9:20am
 
One of the ways that we know that oil finishes are old and have gone bad is that they gel.  The first sign of gel in my finish and I know it is time to toss it and get some new stuff.  One thing that most of us don't do that we ought to do is to take some out of the original container to use and thin it with mineral spirits or turpentine.  Maybe 2 parts oil to 1 part thinner.  That way your finish will be thinner to begin with and it will soak into your wood easier.  The build will be slower, but I believe it will hold up longer and the wood will look better longer. 
I'm sure others will have other ideas, and that's ok too. 
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Re: A finish to use with creases and tight spots
Reply #3 - Jan 3rd, 2008 at 9:40am
 
Hi Charles.as for the piece being ruined,you could probably just take some thinnner and a bristle brush and clean the old finsh of,then rebuff it and that should save your work.Hope this helps.
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Reply #4 - Jan 3rd, 2008 at 3:51pm
 
Alot of woodcarvers use Tru-Oil gun stock finish. It is an oil varnish finish comes in a small bottle in the gun section at Wal-mart for refinishing ,you guessed it, gun stocks. Here is a link Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
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Re: A finish to use with creases and tight spots
Reply #5 - Jan 3rd, 2008 at 8:23pm
 
I often use compressed air to get an oil finish into and out of cracks.  When I do live edge burl pieces, this method works very well for me.  I can coat the area with BLO, wipe off the excess, then use compressed air to get down into the cracks, and the excess gets blown out.  Works like a charm.
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