|Project by Jay Neale III||posted 08-03-2009 04:04 AM||1838 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Here are a couple of candle holders I made out of the spalted pecan I picked up at the sawyer’s a couple of weeks ago. They are the same size, though the base/feet configuation is different. One of them now belongs to my wife, and the other is for sale online.
I finished them with two coats of tung oil, one coat of wipe-on gloss polyurethane and three coats of wipe-on satin polyurethane. In my experience the gloss poly dries harder, and the spalted wood is pretty soft, so I used the gloss to strengthen the wood. I could have flooded it with super glue, but it wasn’t that fragile.
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