|Forum topic by Sgt_Lobo||posted 2143 days ago||6495 views||1 time favorited||9 replies|
2143 days ago
Hi everyone! I know it has been a long time since I have posted here regularly and I apologize for that. The good ‘ol Air Force has seen fit to keep me on my toes allot lately and also since I have started selling my woodwork, well it’s been crazy…
Anyhow, on to my question! I am currently making a pistol box out of Curly Maple with Walnut inlays. I have made a few things out of curly maple and have tried the following finishes: Waterlox, BLO, Tung oil, wipe on poly.
Many of these finishes look great, others, not so much. I even followed the wood whisperer’s method for “popping” the grain. The problem that I have, and especially with this box, is that most of these finishes darken the curly maple substantially.
On this current box, I am looking for a finish that will accentuate the curls, yet keep the maple as close to “white” as possible. I appreciate any suggestions! Hope to post some new projects here soon. —Jim
-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO