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    I've cut a lot of pieces but haven't put a finish on any of them yet and am ready to do it. What is the best method to use when drying your piece after dip staining since both sides are wet. Do you set up some sort of hanging device and a string through a fret or how do you do it?

    Harris

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    Dip staining in stains, or coating like Danish oil or BLO/MS blend? If its the latter, I dip and let it drip a few minutes, then wipe surfaces down, then use comp. air to blow out the veining lines and such, then wipe with a paper towel, and either hang them with a piece of wire, or on a nail, or lately slipping them on the bar of a clamp I have hanging from the stud of the unfinished wall in the basement. The reason I use paper towels is because no matter what cloth I use, I always seem to end up with fuzz or strings all over my projects. Dale
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      Harris- This is where my "board of nails" comes in handy
      Sharon

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      • #4
        Sharon, I've got the board of nails but that's only good for one piece at a time. I've got a bunch I've cut and need to do about 10 at a time. I think if I hang them from the garage door frame on the door we don't use, that should work.

        Harris

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        • #5
          When staining before assembly I use basically the same practice as Dale does and I have a wire strung across my shop in an area that is not walked in and some pieces can be just hooked on the wire and the ones that can't, I use twist ties that we save from grocery shopping trips.
          I let them cure a minimum of 48 hours before assembly and if I am busy at some other projects I just leave them hanging and air curing until I get around to it.
          W.Y.
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          • #6
            Harris that will work too- I've even hung my pieces throughout the house on anything I could find that would be out of the way - even broke 2 toes when a side of the cradle I made for my Grandaughter fell on them - shouldn't have tried to use a wire coathanger on that one lol - just rember not to have the pieces where dust can get to them while they are still wet or tacky..
            Sharon

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            • #7
              I use a peg board which allows me to vary the hangers depending on what is drying.

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