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Blog entry by groy87 posted 06-07-2011 07:36 PM 753 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few pictures of what I’ve recently been working on.

I’ve sanded the piece up to 800grit but I still have to hollow out and apply a finish to it.

Here’s a picture of the awl I am currently working on. It’s made from a maple burl I personally stabilized and stainned using colored dyes. (Thanks Mafe and Trifern for the inspiration!). I am still debating on what kind of finish I should apply…. I want the finish to enhance the grain and contrast staining while being durable enough to withstand frequent use.

I am currently leaning towards using Waterlox sanding sealer followed by the waterlox high gloss finish then 3 step buffing system.

I am more than open to any recommendations alternative/better ways to finish the awl.



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mafe

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#1 posted 06-08-2011 09:08 PM

Fantastic wood, what a glow.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 06-08-2011 10:11 PM

Any thoughts on possible finishes for the awl that’ll make the dye pop while giving some protection? Waterlox oil and buffing system?

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#3 posted 06-08-2011 11:38 PM

I use a wood polish, then linseed oil and finally a wax.
This combination leaves a finish that are not high polish, and I like this.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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