Danish oil on IPE?

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Forum topic by kooldecker posted 01-03-2017 01:12 PM 1660 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-03-2017 01:12 PM

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Hey everybody, hope all your holidays (whichever you choose to celebrate) were absolutely safe and joyous! I have a question about finishing IPE. I am finally on a project for the wife after a long break with no shop time whatsoever , a bath caddy. and I am using IPE , and I have sanded it to about 400 or so and it looks great, but I would love to put something on it just to make the grain pop a bit. I was wondering if I jut wipe on wipe off some Danish oil, if it would stay there and dry properly. this is my first time working with it, and it proves to be a worthy adversary in all aspects of working it lol. I am assuming the finish would be no less difficult. any help that anybody could give me would be greatly appreciated. thanks for your time!

-- " I dont understand......I cut that board AT LEAST 4 times and its STILL too short!"

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#1 posted 01-03-2017 03:03 PM

Danish oil is mostly varnish. Take a scrap piece wipe it down with mineral spirits or lacquer thinner then apply your danish oil. I think you will find it dries fine.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 08:35 PM

I made a small box from Ipe a few years ago. I simply used a few coats of oil (Liberon Furniture oil I think) and it still looks great.

-- Ken

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