|Forum topic by live4ever||posted 1536 days ago||3955 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
1536 days ago
I’m building a Father’s Day present out of tiger maple and East Indian rosewood. I’m curious what you all would recommend as the best finish. In particular, I haven’t worked with EI rosewood before and figg’s thread regarding Pau Ferro made me realize finishing rosewood might be trickier than I thought.
Lately for boxes I’ve been enjoying Danish Oil + wax. With this project, I’m thinking the Danish Oil would probably cause too much yellowing of the maple. I’ll probably go with shellac sealer and then go with WB spray lacquer (EM6000). How does that sound? Does EI rosewood play nice with WB finishes?
Also, I haven’t finish sanded the EI rosewood yet, but it does seem to have open pores. Should I consider filling (like I would for mahogany), or will the pores largely disappear with fine sanding?
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