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Forum topic by EdgeGrainOnly posted 06-12-2015 08:18 PM 1531 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-12-2015 08:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sitka spruce shipworm project bugs slabs raw wood ideas salvaged wood salvaged recycled table finishing milling rustic question

I have these sitka spruce shipworm slabs that I want to finish up into something nice but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to finish it?


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#1 posted 06-12-2015 08:21 PM

Watco Danish oil and shellac to seal the sap

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#2 posted 06-13-2015 10:52 PM

Thanks for that, would you fill the holes with anything?

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#3 posted 06-13-2015 11:17 PM

Those are some nice chunks of wood. How big are they?

As for the worm holes, I would probably leave them but that’s just my personal preference. Some like to fill them with black epoxy for a flat surface. It’s just a matter of personal taste.

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#4 posted 06-13-2015 11:18 PM

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#5 posted 06-13-2015 11:28 PM

Fill the worm holes with clear epoxy. Especially if the wood will become a tabletop or other horizontal surface. Showcase the holes w/o allowing them to collect crumbs and whatnot. In a vertical application (cabinet sides, wall panels, doors, etc.), the holes can be left empty. Applying finish to them may a bit of a challenge. Try pipe cleaners or cotton swabs.

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#6 posted 06-14-2015 02:40 AM

you can also use ground turquoise or metals find on line to fill the worm holes,give it a cool look.

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#7 posted 06-14-2015 03:22 AM

Like Carl Jacobson, minus the lathe!

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#8 posted 08-02-2015 01:05 AM

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