|Forum topic by gurnie||posted 05-24-2012 01:24 AM||2764 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-24-2012 01:24 AM
Well i am writing this because I am makeing sure I will be able to give a customer what she requested. i am making a shaving kit, and she wants it in cocobolo based on past products i have created:
So here is what I have made so far:
So i have been turning her set, and while the wood was much darker before turning, as I was cutting into it, it became more orangey. Now that the wood has been sitting out for a bit, it looks like it is becoming more red / brown, which is a feature that she is looking for. But i want to confirm that this wood:
1. looks like cocobolo (b/c that what woodcraft sold it as) b/c for a few days it looked like bocote to me
ok so my finishing question. I wanted to be sure that the razor will get dark enough – i don’t want to sell her a razor that doesn’t look like what we discussed (and if the opinion of everyone here is that this blank won’t get dark, i can sell this to someone else and remake her one). But I will be doing a BLO/CA glue finish, and i didn’t know if I should just do a sanding finish, and then take the blank off the lathe and let it get dark again… Or if i can just put a CA/BLO finish on it and the wood will darken under a CA/BLO finish.
i don’t know if cocobolo will darken if it has that finish over it. I know purple heart will
Thank you my fellow jocks for your help!!!