green tiger maple finish/sealer?

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Forum topic by jasmine posted 09-08-2012 02:53 AM 891 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-08-2012 02:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: green wood finish tiger maple

In the course of assembling some bark-on halfrounds of w. washington trees for a fourth grade unit at the elementary school where I volunteer, I ran across an opportunity. Along with cherry, plain maple, douglas fir, coastal fir and red cedar, I have a piece of what I think is tiger maple. I would like to show off the figure in the cut green wood but am unsure just how. It would give the kids a glimpse of figured wood that woodworkers crave. The slabs and cut sides are about six inches. Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 09-08-2012 07:00 PM

If they’re small enough, throw ‘em in the oven at a low temperature for a couple hours to dry. Then sand ‘em smooth and rub on a little oil of any kind to emphasize the grain.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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