|Forum topic by RKW||posted 04-24-2010 02:42 PM||3114 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
04-24-2010 02:42 PM
I recenly posted a gavel that i turned from mahogany and maple that i made for my wife. She liked the results and wanted me to make a few more to be raffled off as part of a fundraiser for a law school club that she is in. I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to experiment with some exotics.
The first one i made is from bloodwood with an ebony stripe. This turned out nice and took finish well. (2 coats tung oil, 2 coats gloss spray polly from aerosal can, paste wax applied with 0000 steel whool)
Next gavel is solid cocobolo and due to the natural oils, the above mentioned process will not adhere to the wood. (i know this because i tried) I have read that cleaning with acetone is a good idea before applying finish. Ive also read that even if you clean with acetone you should not use any type of poly finish.
I need some suggestions here. I have not used any products other than tung oil and poly so if you do have a suggestion please be specific in the process. Please include product brands. There are so many products on the market it gets confusing and the labels and not very helpful.
Thanks all Randy