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Old 08-15-2010, 09:29 PM
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Mesquite Finishing

Picked up some Black Mesquite this week. (Woodcraft has it 20% off)

Any finishing tips? Does it need to be stabilized?
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It stabilizes well but does not have to be.It's very stable on its own.Ifinish with 6-7 coats of Watco Danish oil.and buff.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:28 AM
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mesquite is one of the hardwoods that is too dense to soak up much of anything. It's really stable as Stan says. Doesn't need stabilizing.

I just put on a heavy coat of automotive paste wax and buff it in. The heat from buffing melts the wax into the surface.

Hi, Stan.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:42 AM
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Thanks for the tips guys!
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