|Project by TDSpade||posted 10-02-2012 03:52 AM||3769 views||12 times favorited||16 comments|
A couple of band saw boxes. One made of red oak dyed with amber general wood dye. The other poplar dyed with a mix of amber and green general wood dye. Both finished with boiled linseed oil, amber shellac, and paste wax.
I am learning to use different finishes, by practicing on these small projects. So far I’ve learned shellac does not work well in a 95 degree shop with 8 percent humidity. Neither does water based stains. Waster based dyes do okay. Boiled linseed oil works well in heat as does paste wax.
Also red oak is very resistant to its grain being raised by water based finishes. While I swear poplar grain will raise if you breath on it. Poplar is hard to finish with anything. Any advise on any of this is always welcome.
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