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Forum topic by stevematis posted 11-24-2012 03:11 AM 593 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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stevematis

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11-24-2012 03:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: maple finishing turning

I am making 10 pcs. of small bowle, where the middle piece is hard maple, the top and the bottom pieces are dark hard wood.
As I touch the maple with ANY coat (wax, oil, etc.) it will be darker at the end grain. I couldn’t sell the bowl this way!
Any advice would help

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#1 posted 11-24-2012 03:40 AM

I have some maple (not sure exact species) that did that too me as well. Turned nearly as dark as oak. Don’t really have an answer, but will be interestedif you get one.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-24-2012 05:07 AM

Spray with a sealcoat/washcoat of dewaxed shellac first. Use the aerosol version if you have to. Then, finish as necessary.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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