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Forum topic by Sunburned posted 02-12-2017 04:11 PM 627 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-12-2017 04:11 PM

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Hey All,
I am making another beer flight and decided to try a little woodburning. Nothing crazy, i just took a butane torch to the piece when it was done to char it a bit. Does anyone have any suggestions for a finish on a burned piece to seal it up. In this case i would also want to keep ash from rubbing of on peoples hands. The wood is poplar if that matters.


-- Woodworking Forever

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#1 posted 02-12-2017 05:20 PM

I’ve used a couple of very light coats of both rattle can shellac and rattle can lacquer successfully. Once the burning is sealed with one of these, you can use pretty much whatever you like as the finish product.

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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#2 posted 02-12-2017 05:29 PM

If I remember, the saying is, “Here hold my beer …..................................”

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#3 posted 02-12-2017 06:28 PM

I do a fair amount of light torching on a variety of woods and go over them with usually spray poly; seems to give a good seal and then can be finished over too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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