|Forum topic by C_PLUS_Woodworker||posted 06-05-2014 02:02 AM||394 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
06-05-2014 02:02 AM
How do I make Yellow Heart pop?
My buddy’s grandmother carved a chess set………large pieces, requiring 2 ½” squares.
Gonna be a big board.
Going to start with 6/4 walnut and rock maple for the squares and I would like to make the border really stand out and have decided Yellow heart would be good……………plus I want to use it again.
I used some in a cutting board a couple of Christmases ago, and the color just “laid there”.
Did not get any pop at all. Maybe it was the mineral oil I used, but sure did not stand out.
So, Yellow heart experts, what do I use to make the YH pop?
For that matter, I would obviously like the walnut and maple look great also, so finishing the entire board may be my real question.
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