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Workbench - Start to Finish #4: Finish

07-18-2008 02:18 PM by beaudex | 0 comments »

This will be a short and sweet entry. I finished the base of the bench using 3 coats of high gloss poly. Why high gloss? not sure, I guess in my pea brain I think that glossier = easier to dust. My technique fo poly is pretty simple: 1. first coat I try to use a thinned version of the finish for better penetration. 2. I either sand between each coat with either 220 grit sandpaper or steel wool. (any drips I take off with a chisel to save on both my arm and the sandpaper)3. the second and third coats are done the same way except I use full strength finish. 4. I do the final coat by steel wool, then dusting, then paste wax, then polish The top is pure tung oil, I use pure tung oil onl...

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