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Forum topic by BigMig posted 01-30-2016 02:35 PM 554 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BigMig

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01-30-2016 02:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: danish oil wax buffing lacewood coffee table

I made a coffee table where the top is made from lacewood. I finished it with Watco Danish Oil and that looked fine. I’ve applied Johnsons paste wax to it and at certain angles, the wax looks uneven.
I’ve had this can of wax for YEARS, so might my trouble be here? Or am I letting it get too dry before buffing by hand with a cotton cloth? Or do I need to apply and buff multiple times?

Thanks in advance,
Mike

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA


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#1 posted 01-30-2016 02:51 PM

I’d say multiple times.

Personally, JPW doesn’t have enough shine for me. Trying out Renaissance wax, Howard’s feed and wax and lundmarks clear paste wax.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 01-30-2016 03:01 PM

Thanks, Fridge. Do you know if Renaissance wax has silicone?

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#3 posted 01-30-2016 03:03 PM

+1 for howards feed and wax. I generally use the wax as a medium to wetsand the surface. Looks and feels wonderful.


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#4 posted 01-30-2016 03:11 PM

I just finished a maple top with danish oil and clear paste wax. I put the first coat of wax on with 0000 steel wool. That knocked all the little dust nibs etc. down, and a second coat of wax applied with a rag put a shine on everything. If you let things dry too long putting another coat of wax on and buffing it off will soften the too dry coat and it will buff out much easier.
You definitely need to put on more than one coat of wax.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 01-30-2016 07:52 PM

Thanks everyone. It turns out that my wife (an artist) actually had a container of Renaussance wax already. I applied it and it’s MUCH better. Plus, I applied and buffed only with the grain. And it is a bit shinier – which I happen to like.

Thanks for terrific advice friends!
Mike

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#6 posted 02-01-2016 02:06 AM

I must say, this Renaissancecwax is great; it leaves a beautiful shine

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#7 posted 02-01-2016 02:08 AM

It seems to be great but the most expensive by far from what I seen so far.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#8 posted 02-01-2016 03:10 AM

I love renaissance wax, it’s an amazing product. It feels awesome as a final tool handle finish, too. I use it sometimes for plane totes/knobs or turned handles.

-- Allen, Colorado

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