|Forum topic by twItCHer731||posted 08-12-2013 02:25 AM||729 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-12-2013 02:25 AM
So I finished turning a vase out of cedar, sanded up to 500, have applied layer after layer of feed and wax(orange oil and beeswax) but the cedar just keeps sucking it in, I am happy with the finish when the oil is just applied but as the wood sucks it in, it gets dull.
Is there a finish I can put on that will keep that glossy look? the wood is probably only 1/4 thick at any point on the walls, and about 5/8 on the bottom, its been oiled in and out, I don’t see how this wood could still be sucking the finish in.
I have never used shellac but it seems that lots of people do, is this something I should try?
Sorry for the newbie question but I am only about 3 weeks into wood working career.
-- Today is the tomorrow they promised us yesterday.