Finish For Cedar?

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Forum topic by Madrona posted 05-05-2018 12:32 AM 560 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2018 12:32 AM

What kind of finish do you use on a cedar turning? I didn’t use any because I didn’t want to hide the fragrance, but just wondering what others have done.

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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#1 posted 05-05-2018 12:47 PM

Cedar’s fragrance will fade some what as it oxidizes, a light sanding will bring it back.

Back when made lot of blanket chest and sold them did not finish Cedar with anything. Same with x-mas ornaments most of those ornaments no longer have much fragrance.

Have used Shellac to keep the color, but wiped it down with acetone first.

-- Bill

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