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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2014, 10:08:14 AM »
 :bigup: Great Info! Well done thank you,

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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2014, 11:55:24 AM »
Thanks.  I forgot to say that the finish looks great!

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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2014, 12:24:21 PM »
Man that looks awesome! And you made it sound easy enough for even me to try! I'm gonna have to get some slow epoxy!

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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2014, 01:11:39 PM »
 Wil other 2 ton epoxy work or dose it have to be devcon ? I have some that I use for other things that I get in bottles.
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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2014, 01:15:44 PM »
Dose it have to be Devcon epoxy or can it be other 2 ton epoxy that I have that is 15 minute epoxy?
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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2014, 01:25:40 PM »
Wane, I honestly don't know but I have read where some guys even use the 5 minute epoxy and seem to get some good results. But there are other guys out there that say don't use anything but the slow drying 2 ton epoxy by Devcon. I say use a scrap barrel or something and give it a try. I just started playing with this finish so maybe there are better epoxy's out there that will work better. Give it a try and let us know.
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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2014, 01:31:51 PM »
I don't know why my camera won't get a good focus on my gloss finish pictures. But anyway here is coat #5. I am happy with the results after #4 and #5 even looks better. But you have to stop somewhere so this is the final coat. The pictures don't really show the nice gloss that it produces.


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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2014, 10:27:46 AM »
Does this finish go on well over wood that has been dipped in oil?  Thinking a teak oil dip would protect the inside of the barrel and then you'd only need to put the Massey finish on the outside and maybe inside the mouth-end of the barrel.

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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2014, 01:54:48 PM »
Does this finish go on well over wood that has been dipped in oil?  Thinking a teak oil dip would protect the inside of the barrel and then you'd only need to put the Massey finish on the outside and maybe inside the mouth-end of the barrel.
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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2014, 02:31:03 PM »
I honestly don't know... not sure how well epoxy will stick to an oil finish. Only one way to find out. I'm barely ahead of anyone on this finish. Only applied it a few times but I really like it alot. So I say try it and you might add another plus to using this finish. Post your results because I would like to know as well.
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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2014, 02:33:19 PM »
I will add that on the first few coats the epoxy really seems to soak into the wood when applied to the unfinished wood. Don't know if this would affect anything or not.
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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2014, 02:33:33 PM »
I'm going to have to give this finish a try.  Will post up how it comes out.  I'm always looking for a new finish to use.

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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2014, 09:55:18 AM »
Just a side note, the finish "inventor", Jay Massey, was a genuinely gifted, talented and nationally known bowhunter that specialized in primitize style bow making and hunting. Cool guy! He passed away after a labored battled with cancer about 10 years back. He was still very much young when he passed. He authoured 4 books: "A Thousand Campfires", "Bowhunting Alaska's Wild Rivers", "The Bowyer's Craft", and "The Book of Primitive Archery". His hunting took place in the extreme conditions of Alaska. If the finsh was good enough for his self made bows in that environment, it should certainly be suitable for game calls :)


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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2014, 01:17:38 PM »
Do you have to you devcon epoxy?
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Re: Massey Finish Tutorial
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2014, 02:58:44 PM »
Just a side note, the finish "inventor", Jay Massey, was a genuinely gifted, talented and nationally known bowhunter that specialized in primitize style bow making and hunting. Cool guy! He passed away after a labored battled with cancer about 10 years back. He was still very much young when he passed. He authoured 4 books: "A Thousand Campfires", "Bowhunting Alaska's Wild Rivers", "The Bowyer's Craft", and "The Book of Primitive Archery". His hunting took place in the extreme conditions of Alaska. If the finsh was good enough for his self made bows in that environment, it should certainly be suitable for game calls :)

Awesome background info!  Thanks!  I am going to add it to the original post.

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