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Don Oakley
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Don Oakley replied to Jay Riddle's discussion MEK or lacquer thinner? in the group Finishing Forum
"Will is absolutely right about MEK - nasty stuff. It's highly carcinogenic. We use it under highly controlled conditions in our shop and only when needed. Lacquer thinners is a whole different thing. MEK may not even cut lacquer and given that…"
Jun 2, 2011
Don Oakley added a discussion to the group Finishing Forum

A tough outdoor finish

The finish we are currently using on our best croquet mallets is a 2 part urethane from the automotive industry. It's a bit fussy to use and doesn't react well if there is even a hint of NC (catalyzed lacquer) left in the gun. I think we can do better but here are the criteria I'd like to see,1) Gloss finish (currently using 90 sheen)2) High abrasion resistance3) UV resistance since it's an outdoor product4) Water proof (at least 'resistant')5) Not an excessively long open time once it's on the…See More
Apr 15, 2009
Don Oakley joined Will Sampson's group

Finishing Forum

This group focuses on everything to do with finishing woodwork, including preparation, staining, and all forms of finish application.
Apr 15, 2009
Don Oakley is now a member of Sawdust Soup
Apr 15, 2009

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In what kind of woodworking business do you work?
sports equipment

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