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Thread: foolproof finishing tip needed

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    San Diego, CA

    foolproof finishing tip needed

    I need a foolproof finishing tip. I have sanded some kitchen cutting boards and added a maple strip as a finger pull. The cutting board itself will be coated with Butcher block oil. I want to apply a dark stain to the maple finger pulls.
    I need a foolproof method to stain the finger pull and not have the stain bleed onto the cutting board surface. I could use blue painters tape and carefully tape off the cutting board, but Iím afraid that the stain might run or bleed under the tape.
    Does someone have a finishing suggestion that will allow me to stain the finger pulls and not get stain on the cutting board surface?
    Thanks in advance
    San Diego
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Robert, the only thing I could think of that would be "Fool Proof" would have been to stain them before you attached them, hindsight being 20/20 and all

    If it is a gel stain, you might get away with the painters tape, but any penetrating oil type of stain would go right under the tape

    best of luck, so I can't help you.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    Robert What Stuart said. Sorry.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Stuart and Dave have it. If it were me I would saw the pull off and go again.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    ...If it were me I would saw the pull off and go again.
    Either that, or leave it natural color.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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