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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 11-01-2012 08:23 PM 904 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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11-01-2012 08:23 PM

I’m going to try and sell these for Christmas.
I have been experimenting with different oils with different stains.
I like the red mahogany best. I tried it with Charles Neil conditioner on a piece, it came out a bit washed out. I also tried to seal the soft grain with natural danish oil and Cabott tung oil before the red mahogany, but decided in the end to just do the Danish oil red mahogany. It doesn’t blotch and does some interesting things with the knot color.

After a coat or two of Arm-R-Seal it should be ready.

What do you think?

I’m also thinking about lining this with Eastern Cedar (aromatic). If I do that, the box will sell for over $300.

Thanks for looking.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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#1 posted 11-01-2012 09:03 PM

Experimenting? Oh, that looks terrific!

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#2 posted 11-01-2012 10:46 PM

Even in a photo, the knots popped! It’s hard to see how the sheen came out. Photo 6 indicates it is probably pleasing. I like.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#3 posted 11-01-2012 11:39 PM

Dave, it’s hard getting decent pictures using fluorescent lights. I tried to restore the original color as much as I could.

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#4 posted 11-02-2012 10:35 PM

Like

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