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Especially like the Barbel. I have recently been carving quite a bit of blue cedar which I find nice to work with. However, I have found that after coating with Rustins quick drying water based decking oil or water based garden paint it weeps resin from the heart wood. This makes the surface sticky. Just wondering how you finish your carvings in cedar?IMG_1127.jpg

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On 21/02/2021 at 16:14, Andy U said:

Especially like the Barbel. I have recently been carving quite a bit of blue cedar which I find nice to work with. However, I have found that after coating with Rustins quick drying water based decking oil or water based garden paint it weeps resin from the heart wood. This makes the surface sticky. Just wondering how you finish your carvings in cedar?IMG_1127.jpg

Hi Andy, after many instances as you described, including 10 mushrooms seats I did for a school which all pissed sap out of the knots and centre pith and had to re-sand and finish them twice!🙈, I dont put any oils on cedars/pines or green oak for that matter as it just doesn't soak in at all , I just do two heavy coats of clear wood preservative(ever so slightly tints the wood but brushing it in also helps clean up any sawdust still left in the details) and then it's upto the buyer in 6 months or so what finish to apply. Teak oil does work on the mentioned timbers and does tint slightly and I also seen some coloured wood preservative but have yet to try it, cheers Lee. 

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