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Old 04-28-2008, 02:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What if you were to cast it like some of the beautiful "worthless wood" we see here on the IAP? Turn it back down to this profile, round the top, and polish. Just my two shekels worth...:D
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I wouldn't do anything to this piece, just keep the beauty of the wood natural or use some wax on it.
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If you want to put a finish on it and need it by Friday, I would use a sanding sealer then spray on. You do not have to put on very many coats of it if you do not want a think finish. A couple will do good to seal it and give it some protection. If you want to leave some texture on it do not buff it out or sand it.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Not a cheap solution, but what if you dipped it in thin Ca? It may use up a lot of CA but should get a nice even coat. (never tried just guessing)
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for the advise a lot good info. there. I wound up brushing on epoxy. I used a fishing rod epoxy from my rod building days. It turned out real nice they have epoxy with UV prohibitors in them made for fishing rods. I think the dipping in varnish would be the way to go when I have more time.

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Not a cheap solution, but what if you dipped it in thin Ca? It may use up a lot of CA but should get a nice even coat. (never tried just guessing)
As for dipping in CA I had bad experience with using it that way. I use CA almost 100% but dipping the problem is I found when you have creavious and it puddles or adsorbs two things can happen it can dry dull and or leave a white crystal like powder and in cravious and open grain were you can't get to it to polished it out.

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