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    I'm working on a wolf fret project cut from 1/2" aromic cedar, this is the 1st time using this type of wood, a guy I work with donated it to me, since is was free I couldn't turn it down. What should I do to finish it? I have some deft spray on the shelf, also some watco danish oil. Keeping cedar smell is not important. Any help well appreciated.
    Last edited by smitty0312; 11-13-2011, 10:27 AM.
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    I would soak it in some lemon oil and after a couple of days shoot it with the Deft spray lacquer....my two cents worth .........MB .........
    Usually busier than a cat in a sandbox !!!!!!!!!!! MB { Dewalt 788 only }

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    • #3
      ..Dependingon the age of the cedar there MIGHT be too much oil left in it to hold the deft spray....(might bubble or blister as the oil comes to the surface ...i DID have that experience long ago when we used cedar to line a closet..(.not scroll sawing.)..don't know how long it would take for this to happen...our closet started reacting in less than a year and continued til the home was sold 6-8 years later.
      This cedar was actual lumber purchased from a lumber yard, don't know what drying methods were used on it in those days.

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      • #4
        I work alot with cedar and I always finish with Formby's Tung Oil. I brings out the natural colors of cedar real well.

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