Help with waterlox finish

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Blog entry by groy87 posted 06-06-2011 03:35 AM 1312 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all.

I am looking for some advice.

I have just returned from my local woodcraft with Waterlox high gloss finish hoping to finish a few projects. The employee at WC stated that the Waterlox high gloss finish is best used on its own but the instructions on the container say to use the finish in conjunction with the Waterlox Original Sanding/Sealer…. I really don’t want to trip at the finish on these projects (sorry I couldn’t resist :) ) so I was wondering if anyone could advise me on what would be best to do. Should I return to the sore and buy the original sanding sealer or can I just used the high gloss finish on its own??


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#1 posted 06-06-2011 12:25 PM

What kind of project?
What species of wood?
What types of sanding/finishing?


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#2 posted 06-06-2011 01:08 PM

I have several small hollow forms and bowls made of Australian burls (red mallee & coolibah) with a live edge.

They can be seen here:

Since the pictures have been taken they have all been sanded up to 800 grit and I am considering going up past 1000 to see what kind of effect it will have on the results.


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#3 posted 06-06-2011 03:59 PM

Also any tips on application would be greatly appreciated.

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#4 posted 06-07-2011 01:25 AM

Check last months issue of Fine WW magazine, there is an article about Waterlox finish I think its titled something like the last finish you’ll ever need.

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