Red oak, stock post candle holder

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Project by Evangogh posted 10-27-2014 12:51 AM 1009 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I’m experimenting joining pieces together. I finally got my hands on some calipers and I am unusually addicted to them… Those two pieces fit like magic! The top is red oak, the bottom is some crappy lumber stock post, I liked the grain though (I used it in a few other pieces). I’m still getting used to the color differential, maybe there is some way to dull the colors without losing the grain? Suggestions anyone? No wax on this guy, just plain old mineral oil, started with 80 grit sand paper and down to 400. I still have trouble wrapping my head around anything higher than 400 actually doing anything… does it??? I feel like I might as well just get some regular printer paper instead of buying sand paper with that high of grit…

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#1 posted 10-27-2014 05:48 AM

I think the colour blend is good. Pleasing to the eye. You could give Danish Oil a go, it brings out the grain and natural colours of the wood…just an idea.



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