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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 05:31 PM

About 3 years ago I built a set of nesting tables with tops that were curly maple with bubinga inserts. I built them just to try my hand with french polishing, which worked out very well. But if you look at them today, the redness is all gone, the wood has mellowed to a nice brownish color that I find very attractive. My point is, try bleaching the color or whatever, but you might want to age those test pieces quite a while to see what the ultimate result is. You may be able to accelerate the aging by letting it get several hours of sunshine daily.

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