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    Is Yorkshire Grit and Chestnut Cut & Polish the same thing???

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    The actual ingredients may differ slightly but they both do the same job. There are at least four or five on the market including Mylands. Wax Cutting – Mylands
    Donít buy it ready made though, itís incredibly easy to make your own and much cheaper.

     
     
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    I tend to fine Yorkshire grit leaves very small particles in some of the grain on types of wood. These are a bugger to remove, so I tried once and through the rest away.
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    Never tried any of this type of thing I try to sand properly and that way I can put any finish or stain on I just believe they are just a gimmick why waste money
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    Boill and bubble formulas do work,are cheap,we seem to be lured by big names IMHO.
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    i agree with Dalboy, good sandpaper, with good sanding procedures, should be all that's needed to perfect a good finish on any wood.
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    Wow, never even thought about making my own. worth a wee shot ha ha, cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkenny28 View Post
    Wow, never even thought about making my own. worth a wee shot ha ha, cheers
    Lots of videos on YouTube of how to do it but most of them make it look harder than it is. I make small batches in an old soup tin. I just put it in another container with water boiled from the kettle. I normally need to tip the water out after a while and refill with freshly boiled to ensure the wax all gets melted. No need for a double boiler or using the hob, all you need is a kettle.

    Pumice and wax on the auction site and walnut oil from the supermarket.

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    Never tried any of this type of thing I try to sand properly and that way I can put any finish or stain on I just believe they are just a gimmick why waste money
    How would you know if itís a gimmick and a waste of money?

    I donít use it very often but itís great for the inside of small boxes etc.

     
     
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    I make & use my own sanding wax which gives a better finish than just dry sanding. After sanding I always put a coat of cellulose sanding sealer on the timber, this neutralises the wax & allows you to use the finish of your choice. I use beeswax & liquid paraffin from the vet (cheaper than the chemist) & it works well.
    I suppose I’ve done more sanding on the lathe than most as I’ve been doing it since 1959 & I prefer sanding with the wax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21William View Post

    How would you know if it’s a gimmick and a waste of money?
    Why would you want a substance that after you have sanded to a good finish would need more sanding and in the process put a wax on the piece that you want to stain which relies on the wood to pull in the stain and any form of wax, finish would prevent it. Not all finishes like a super smooth sanding finish so if that is not a gimmick then what is therefore if it is just a gimmick it then makes it a waste of money.
    I can get a finish that I am after without spending yet more money.
    How many time have you heard X Y or Z say it is a great product they produce and sell and because they are well known people believe them. They will not say I produced this and it is rubbish are they, this applies to all kinds of advert you see. Do you believe every advert out there.
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