|Project by spanky46||posted 03-29-2009 11:33 PM||1758 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
My wife ask me to make something for her desk at work. She wanted it made with an exotic wood.
So I made her go with me to the mill works to pick out what she wanted. That way she couldn’t complain about the price of the wood! This wood is very dense but fun to work with. Finishing it was another story!
I started out using Tung Oil and it took a week to dry! Then I tried Fast Drying Polyurethane from Minwax but that took forever to dry! Decided that when all else fails read the directions. (research) I found out Cocobolo is about the only wood that is oilier than this wood! I was going through all these steps on a scrap piece also so I could experiment. When the polyurethane dried I decided to try some Water Base Polycrylic from Minwax on the scrap and it dried in 20 minutes! Live and learn.
The wood is Bocote!
-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.