Polyurethane over Cocobolo ?
I made a table top from Birdseye Maple and used Cocobolo for "breadboard" style ends. After applying Danish Oil, I wanted to add several coats of wipe on polyurethane. Before putting the polyurethane on the cocobolo, I wiped it with minerial spirits to try to reduce some of the natural oil from the wood.
Of course the maple dried that day - no problem. But even after a couple days, the cocobolo was a bit sticky. So I wiped it with minerial spirits again. Then I used Acitone before the next application of polyurethane. This time I think it's drying a little better, but still takes a couple days.
What am I doing wrong? I thought polyurethane would dry over cocobolo even with natural oils ?
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