Continued testing finishes for curly cherry started with varnishes and shellacs. Having read much about how tung oil brings out chatoyance, I applied for comparison one coat each: (a) 2 lbs. cut ruby shellac, (b) pure tung oil from Woodcraft, and...
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In an attempt to find a finish for curly cherry I have run some tests. I am looking for a finish that (a) brings out the chatoyance, (b) keeps the cherry color close to the natural, and (b) doesn’t muddy up the grain (keeps its contrast). ...
Looks like I found what could be a relatively durable finish which doesn’t scratch too easily. I’ve tried it on walnut and oak. For the walnut frame, oil-based stain was followed by three coats of Watco Danish Oil, then two coats of ...
Tried staining pine with the same schedule: sanded the box to final grit 150; dyed with TT Brown Mahogany, almost no grain was raised after application of the dye solution in water—no scuffing was done; wiped on a good coat of Minwax Tung oi...
The goal is to get a finish similar to this from groovyman6. Sample boads are rift sawn white oak, first dyed with Transtint Brown Mahogany, either at 1 to 32 dilution (two thinner bands) or at 1 to 15 (three thicker bands): (photo taken in ...