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Forum topic by Myles Standridge posted 02-17-2019 05:36 PM 355 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Myles Standridge

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02-17-2019 05:36 PM

I know that there is a Maloof branded finish available but I’m hoping someone has experience with it. Is it durable? another recommendation. I’ve used a mixture many times of BLO, Turpentine and varnish but it’s not very durable, not that I want a plastic looking finish by any means.

TIA
Myles

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 02-17-2019 08:27 PM

This should help you a little...

and This goes direct to the point.

Hope this helps you…

We’d sure like to see it when you’re done! :)

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 02-17-2019 09:37 PM

I used ting oil with about 4 coats and let it soak in and dry. I then used 5 coats of wipe on poly letting it dry completely and used a finishing wax. This was on Claro Walnut and really brought out the grain.

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Myles Standridge

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#3 posted 02-17-2019 11:52 PM

Thanks to all. I think I can move ahead when I’m done. It’s been about 3 1/2 years so far but the end is in sight! I hate pics with a cluttered background but this is where I’m at. i

As you might guess judging by the pile of back splats under the chair I’m being pretty picky, but I think I’m on it now

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 02-18-2019 12:25 AM

Why didn’t you Edit and Rotate your picture before sending this SIDEWAYS? LOL

Looks like you’re making good progress!

I have two low back dining chairs in process… has been quite a while since I have been able to do anything on them… will do soon, I hope.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 02-18-2019 12:32 AM

maloof oil is basically all i use on my projects but i mix my own,it’s 1/3 boiled linseed oil 1/3 tung oil and 1/3 satin poly.ive used it for years and love the look and feel,i hate glossy plastic finishes.hey if one of the worlds greatest woodworkers stood by it it cant be bad.plus i hate finishing and you cant get any easier with oil,wipe it on wipe it off,you cant screw it up.i usually go 3 coats.

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