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#1 posted 10-30-2008 05:36 PM

Hello All,

I have an antique dinning table with a top that could not be saved. I built a table out of the Stickley standard 5/4 quarter sewn white oak. This table will be lived on by my wife, 2 young children and myself. I have already applied 4 coats of Varathane oil poly over two coats of stain. (I wish I had found your forum first, so I hope I did the correct thing so far.) It look great but there are a few minor dust spots and bubbles. Even if I sand again and apply a 5thh coat I figure this will happen again. I have been reading about people who let the last coat of poly cure for 5 days, then wet sand their table with a 3000 grit auto body paper and then apply rubbing compound and auto wax and to sanded poly and buff. Is this at all a good idea? does the wax turn white with heat or water? Can I, or should I apply a coat of wax to a dinning table. My kids will be doing homework, art work and eating off of this table 3 hrs a day. I am hoping to come up with the best finish to withstand that use. If it is the way to go can you provide me a brand name that worked for you in the past? Thanks in advance for your advice and help.

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#2 posted 10-30-2008 08:06 PM

Hello david51st,

Welcome to the shop. I cannot help much with your question, but if you would post your question in the forum section, you will get some good responses to your question.

However, I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#3 posted 10-30-2008 08:18 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 10-31-2008 01:44 AM

Hello David,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 10-31-2008 03:44 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 10-31-2008 11:45 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 10-31-2008 10:40 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks David. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 11-03-2008 02:21 AM

Welcome to LJ, the best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 11-03-2008 01:23 PM

Thanks for the great welcome all. I took the advice of the forum. Sanded with a 400 the 600. Wiped on a poly, thinned with 1/3 part MS. I could not be happier. It came out better then expected, considering this is my first furniture project. I’ll post some pictures later in the week. Thanks again.

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#10 posted 12-05-2008 04:31 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 10-30-2010 06:42 AM

Another year has rolled by. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D.

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