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Old 04-04-2004, 08:23 PM   #11
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well.. thai, me, and yaksplat had a little discussion about this when i was building mine. thai used thompson's since he had some left over, yaksplat (the master craftsman) choose to use tungston oil (i think that's what it's called, i will double check my post and thai's to make sure) and i choose poly since i had some left over in the garage, and becasue it doesn't need to be reapplied. i used to have a deck (at my old house) and about every 2yrs i had to re apply thompson's water seal, and really the deck was outside all yr long (3/4 of the yr it was rained and snowed on) and the stand will be around water indeffiently so at some point the water seal will need to be applied, or you could start having warping boards, and rot. i have no idea how long that will take, and that's probably the most extreme arguement, but it's why i choose poly over thompson's. and plus poly puts a nice shine on the wood, and completely protects it from almost everything. i am going to double check my digital cam to make sure i don't have pics of the stand after applying polyurthane.

you could always ask hd people their opinion, if you're still not sure which is better.
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Old 04-04-2004, 08:59 PM   #12
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yaksplat (the master craftsman) choose to use tungston oil (i think that's what it's called, i will double check my post and thai's to make sure)
yaksplat used Formby's tung oil, i don't know where i got tungston from.
http://www.formbys.com/products/tung_oil_direct.cfm
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