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Author Topic: How would you finish this bench?  (Read 1048 times)

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Offline PA_Walnut

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Re: How would you finish this bench?
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2017, 06:30:40 am »
It's never good when you have a leaky crack. :D
Urethane doesn't have NEARLY enough solids to take on a void that size. Many have gone before you...epoxy is your answer.

Love the idea of embedding ants in it--sticking with your theme and would make awesome conversation.
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Re: How would you finish this bench?
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2017, 08:55:13 pm »
It's going to take forever for that poly to dry, and will likely shrink or crack after that. You need epoxy or clear casting resin to do that job.

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Re: How would you finish this bench?
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2017, 09:25:58 pm »
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   Not to worry. The polyurethane all ran out so that is a moot point. I'll be trying again with epoxy next time when I finish a mobile sawing job I'm starting tomorrow that may last up to a week.
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Re: How would you finish this bench?
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2017, 07:48:14 am »
polyurethane will do the job. You just can't do it all at once.
I'm working on some porous bows. I'm now on my 10th coating.
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Re: How would you finish this bench?
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2017, 07:24:56 pm »
It will take 10 years to fill that much with poly.
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Re: How would you finish this bench?
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2017, 09:38:20 pm »
   Even longer since I have not touched it in the past week due to a mobile sawing job, Honey-do projects (Mowing and weedeating) and an all day trip to the Hillsville Va Flea Market with my son and middle granddaughter today. I did pick up a set of dado blades for $5 and a 2-/2" scraper and a dozen or so blades. Also the lady doing the knife sharpener demo sharpened the straight and serrated blades on my Leatherman. Oh yeah, I picked up 23 aluminum, 3 section plates for future fish fries - no more drooping paper plates for me. My son had a good day selling one gun and trading another for some other military knives and equipment he is confident he can turn a bigger profit from.
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