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03-02-2014 09:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ziricote box maple

Hello, im looking for any advice for the most appropriate finish to use on ziricote, im currently knee deep in making a box to house my wife’s mothers ashes from ziricote, bloodwood and spalted maple and would like to maintain the natural beauty of the ziricote so anyone with some direvtion would be appreciated

-- clamps dammit!! i need more clamps!!

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#1 posted 03-02-2014 09:49 PM

Padded on shellac would be my choice.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 12:25 AM

I agree with Andy, this box is mostly Zircote with French Polish, (basically padded on shellac).

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 12:27 AM

Another vote for shellac.

There’s shellac with wax and some with out wax for those
that don’t know.

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 01:11 AM

Shellac it is! Ill pick some up tomorrow and start playing with application on some scraps

-- clamps dammit!! i need more clamps!!

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 01:59 AM

Rattlecan lacquer is much better.

-- 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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#6 posted 03-03-2014 04:28 AM

I vote for spray can also,If you have zircote and blood wood next to maple.The alcohol in the shellac with drag red and black oils across the maple and you will not be happy.

-- Aj

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 05:41 AM

I have used Deft Clear Wood finish since the 80’s. You get a clear finish, dries fast because it is lacquer…satin or semi gloss. Comes in a rattle can if that is what you want.

Note: I sprayed the drawers of our buffet with the Deft in semi gloss. The big drawer is maple. The others are poplar. The finish looks good.


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#8 posted 03-03-2014 05:55 AM

I say lacquer, but I always say lacquer, so take it for what it is. I love lacquer especially Deft satin.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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