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About Pondhockey

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  • Birthday 11/18/1948

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    McCall, Idaho
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    basic stuff: learning how to use woodworking tools that I've acquired to make useful and appealing stuff. Learning about wood, and finishing.

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  1. Pondhockey

    When is dry rotted sapwood a concern?

    I like Bmac's explanation. I will note that an outdoor table that I made a few years ago with Western Red Cedar, that was treated with Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer, and then with spar varnish - and kept under cover - has lasted quite well (both the sapwood and heartwood.) That doesn't conflict with what Bmac said.
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    Woodcraft thumbs up!

    Boise WoodCraft is 2.5 hrs from me, but they still know who I am (and even made a few deliveries to me in McCall!)
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Are there tricks for drying burl?
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    Water Borne Shoot Out :D

    Interesting option; hadn't much paid attention to it. The heartwood, in my application is purple, while the sapwood is pretty white. I wouldn't mind enhancing the figure of the sapwood but haven't quite reconciled the amber tint with the purple heartwood. Since it is oil based I wonder if the WB finishes can go over it.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Nice tip, thanks! Have a tip for twist?
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    Water Borne Shoot Out :D

    Thanks, Steve. An M.L. Campbell tech confirms that while they have "heard of" shops brushing it, it is really formulated for spraying. [PS they said if I do brush, not to overwork it because it dries quickly.]
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    Water Borne Shoot Out :D

    So, there's a regional supplier, who will provide the product "for about $50/gallon". But what are the chances that it is brushable?
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    My final gift to my wife

    That's really wonderful, Richard.
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    Mineral Oil

    Not an answer to the question, but I use mineral oil to "revive"/extend the life of shovel handles, outdoor crates and sawhorses, and steak knives. The surface of each of these remains dark for at least many months or a few years. The steak knives needed to be soaked for a few days, leading me to support the migration theory.
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    Don't Ask

    I was on the other side of that (blush.) I brought in a chain saw that wouldn't start, at the beginning of the season. The tech immediately checked the fluid levels (what, did he think I was a dummy?!) Then he pointed out that I had gas in the chain oil reservoir, and chain oil in the gas tank. It started better when I got it back.
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    Don't Ask

    That was good, thank you! I really did laugh out loud.
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    'night all. Very educational. I'll certainly have woodworking dreams.
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    Thanks, Coop. Steve, that's really nice.
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    Thanks, Coop. I'd love to know where to look for that discussion. Also (since you're still up!) thanks for the results. Since we don't have a "before" pic, can you tell us did the dye enhance the grain?
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    Coop's probably gone to bed, and look what he started! You guys are both stretching my brain with approaches I've never considered. - Kev: using WB over ARS -Steve: dye, seal coat and THEN gel stain? Sounds like a glaze to me.