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Posted on Help a noob finish a jewelry box

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#1 posted 10-08-2012 02:00 AM

wipe the entire box with Danish oil…if you go to just the lacquer, you will not get near as much “pop” from your curly maple.
If you have any doubts, just do this simple test…take a small piece of the curly maple (if you had any left over cut offs) and spray one side with lacquer…try the oil on the other side, then spray with lacquer after it dries..give it at least a day before spraying the lacquer though.

you will immediately see the difference when you put that wet oil on that figured wood, that look will come back after the oil dries and you spray it with the lacquer.

I use figured woods and burls almost exclusively in my box making, and I have found this to give the best “bang” as far as making the most out of these woods.

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