Ready to choose finish Here are my options in stock:
- Wipe-on Varnish (MW Tung Oil Finish)
- Epoxy—West Systems w/#207 Clear Hardener
- Shellac (Clear)
FWIW, I hate “flash” photography. It really brings out flaws and false contrasts, IMO. To the eye, my corner lid fix does not have that much contrast. I wet with denatured alcohol to clean of dust and to be able to see what the box looks like with a finish.
Things look better than these images, so now I need advice on a preferred finish. I have used all of the above, HOWEVER, I have not used West Systems Epoxy as a finish. I used to vacuum-bag Obechi and fiberglass onto model aircraft airfoils with the stuff, but that is a whole different animal… Have not used epoxy as a paint-on finish. I am assuming that the epoxy has to be buffed out after applying right?
Any suggestions out there? What finish would do the Claro Walnut the most justice?
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