Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
oily wood finishes

Two Ton Tommy
>Several months back I finished a Eastern Red cedar hollow form with Origional Waterlox. It seemed to take forever to dry/harden. In fact, I think it still feels a little tacky. Well being the concrete learner that I am, last night because I was lazy, I put a Waterlox finish on a recently finished cocobola duck call because I had the Waterlox soaked rag in my hand after applying it to a hollow form. You got it. This morning the finish on the hollow form is dry but on the duck call it is tacky similar to the red cedar.

I have a few questions. First, what is the best finish for oily woods like cocobola and red cedar? Second, is there anything I can do to speed the drying of my mistake? Could I wash the duck call with mineral spirits or naptha? Would this thin the residual Waterlox, thus excelerate drying? Or is it just a matter of time?

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