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#1 posted 11-01-2018 03:04 PM

Redvan, some further enhancements to wipe – you can mix oil soluable dyes (I use wd lockwood) directly into the wo poly to add color, which adds to chatoyance, depth, etc. Not the best way for very intense color but excellent for hilighting. Just play with different ratios of dye & poly. I use naptha to dissolve the dye.

For raw wood, 1st condition the wood – read here – if needed (pine, maple, cherry, poplar). Leave the sanding dust from the finish sanding. Apply the poly like a danish oil for the 1st 2 coats, flood on, keep wet for ~10 min, wipe off. The dust will help fill and is all wiped off with the poly. Can be wet sanded as well, and with the dye there is no worry about sanding thru the color. Add wipe on coats as desired with or w/o dye in it.

Test everything before touching a new project for finishing.

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