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#1 posted 02-03-2015 09:53 PM

Thanks Charles – that’s fantastic! Do you recommend satin or semi-gloss if I’m trying to pop, but also not showcase scratches in the finish? Also, for future reference do you recommend dye, then BLO, then Arm-R-Seal (or similar) for popping curly maple, or should I skip the BLO and just do two coats of dye (sanding in between) followed by the film finish?

Turbo, if I had any talent using a cabinet scraper I’d be tempted to try your advice – and maybe I will for a curly box or some small project. But since my current scraping ability is limited to (a) removing glue and (b) putting nice, unintentional scratches and gouges in the wood I think I’m going to have to stick with sanding for this one.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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