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finish for an ashtray

i am going to turn an ashtray for my uncle for his help, anyone know of a good finish i can use for the ashtray that won't ignite, or melt???? i know there was a thread about humidors and ashtrays
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I don't believe any of them will ignite any faster than the wood but any thick body finish will melt. I would use a penetrating oil. That would be easily repairable if it gets burned. You can buy fire retardant for paint but I've never tried mixing it with a clear finish. The finish would still melt but might be less likely to burn. You can buy that stuff at the better paint stores. It's a white powder and may go somewhat clear when mixed with a finish. I've never tried however.
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jmho but...
I think I would pickup an inexpensive glass or cermatic ashtray and turn a wood base for it....

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let's see if Bill Wyko chimes in here... he makes amazing ashtrays.

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