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Forum topic by ScottAlan posted 11-20-2007 07:43 AM 1363 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ScottAlan

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11-20-2007 07:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: redheart finishing

Hello,

On a whim, I bought some redheart tonight. I’ll probably make some small Christmas gifts with it, maybe boxes or something. What should I use to finish the wood? Will tung oil make that red pop well? What do you think?

Thanks,
Scott Alan in Madison


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#1 posted 11-21-2007 06:29 AM

Hey,
I’ve been told that if Redheart is left in the sun it will turn a brown, like Purpleheart and Padouk. I use Redheart for the wine bottle stoppers I make and have just used a friction polish with a final coat of Renaissance wax polish. They have retained the beautiful red color and haven’t turned brown???

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#2 posted 11-21-2007 07:01 AM

Thanks for the response Lboy. I appreciate it…

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