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Old 08-07-2018, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Sorry Guys, I must not be using the search function correctly. I tried searching, on here, finishing suggestions for Ipe, but came back with 0 results. Came back with 0 results for just IPE as well, which I don't believe.

Anyways, very dense and oily. Any seasoned pros have a suggestion on what to use as a finish? Will the usual CA work on this wood? Never messed with this before.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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CA should work just fine. If the wood is oily, wipe it down a couple times with denatured alcohol prior to the CA. That should remove the surface oil and allow the glue to adhere to the wood.
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I've done a few Ipe pens, and used friction polish (Woodturner's Finish), as I was a little concerned about CA adhering. The WTF just darkened it, and it was pretty blah when done. That was back when I had about no spare tubes for anything--it's time to try it again, but use CA. What I have has been in the garage for at least 5 years, and at a lumberyard for at least 3 years prior (was a "special order" of 5/4 x 6" decking that didn't get picked up, so I got 250 linear feet for $100 delivered. Did a 10' x 10' deck with plenty to spare!!)
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Turning Ipe?

Has anyone made a pen with Ipe?


Cleaning before finishing

Help with CA Finish on Cocobolo


Just a few past posts on topic for your reading pleasure. I always wipe oily woods down with acetone.
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Also make sure your CA glue is fresh. If the glue gets old it can cause cloudiness like that. I donít trust CA more than 8-9 months old.


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