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Walnut kitchen countertop #6: applying finish

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Blog entry by harum posted 02-14-2014 01:36 AM 1478 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Have tried two wood stains from Minwax on a scrap piece of walnut: “special walnut” and “golden oak”. I guess they may differ on other wood species or maybe they age differently, but right now look exactly the same after a week or so on walnut. After trying a few options for edges, I selected a simple 1/8” roundover. Anyway, I routed grooves for a miter bolt on both glue-ups, stained them and will apply Waterlox tomorrow.

The stained halves:

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."



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