Small turning ornament for my mom.

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This small turning was made out of zebrawood (my personal favourite) and just finished with some beeswax. Any suggestions on w better finish with a higher gloss?

-- Ryan

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#1 posted 877 days ago

Great ornament. Zebrawood has large pores to it, so any kind of finish that will act as a filler would do. Pluss you might try sanding with tung oil while still wet. That way it will help to fill the pores. After that any wax should buff up to a nice shine.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 877 days ago

ntce looking ornament.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#3 posted 877 days ago

i personally like paste waxes, they create a more natural looking finish, and it doesnt look like its being drowned in plastic. I like it! Will have to try my hand at some ornaments this season

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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#4 posted 877 days ago

Very Nice Project!!

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 877 days ago

Very pretty!!! I think it is beautiful and delicate. I agree with Mike. I think staying closest to natural finish as possible will look the best.

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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1738 posts in 1569 days

#6 posted 877 days ago

Very pretty!

How did you manage to make it hang out from the wall like that??? ;-)


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Ryan Haasen

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#7 posted 877 days ago

Thank-you all for your compliments and suggestions. I’ll have to pick up some tung oil next time I’m at Lee Valley and try to fill those pours. I really like natural finishes as well, I especially love the scent of beeswax.

@KnotCurser: The ornament it actually hanging in a vertical position, but when I put the image on here it was flipped to the side to fit the format.

Have a nice day


-- Ryan

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#8 posted 877 days ago

Great design….Good work!

-- Ray,Iowa

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#9 posted 877 days ago

Nice ornaments, as for finishing if you’re looking for a glossy look try MinWax Polyurethane (clear gloss). I have used it on few ornaments and it looks good seeing the reflection from the tree lights.

-- Vince

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