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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?
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#1 posted 11-23-2011 04:59 AM
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.
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#2 posted 11-23-2011 05:31 AM
ntce looking ornament.Chuck
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#3 posted 11-23-2011 06:47 AM
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
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#4 posted 11-23-2011 07:28 AM
Very Nice Project!!
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#5 posted 11-23-2011 02:39 PM
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.
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#6 posted 11-23-2011 03:33 PM
How did you manage to make it hang out from the wall like that??? ;-)
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#7 posted 11-23-2011 04:26 PM
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
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#8 posted 11-23-2011 05:32 PM
Great design….Good work!
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#9 posted 11-23-2011 09:51 PM
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.
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