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Forum topic by jasont posted 07-10-2014 01:42 AM 556 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jasont

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07-10-2014 01:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: woodturning chess finishing oil finishes furniture maple walnut

hello I am just about to start turning a chess set and was wonder what would be a good finish to use. I am using Hard maple and African black wood for the pieces, I am looking for a protective natural finish that brings out the grain and natural colour of the wood. Id also like to use the same for the board eventually.

Another finishing question. I am looking to do a walnut coffee table sometime in the future, again whats a good oil, finish that will bring out the natural colour of the wood and grain.

Any and all suggestions are welcome


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#1 posted 07-10-2014 01:59 AM

Try using BLO, Teak oil or any sort of varnish blend as a substrate. Let it dry for 4 or five days and then apply several coats of rub on poly. It should last for several years or more.

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#2 posted 07-10-2014 02:06 AM

same for the chess pieces?

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#3 posted 07-10-2014 02:41 AM

Yes sir; especially if you drink a beer or two while playing. I have been playing chess for 15 years, but mostly on the computer.

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#4 posted 08-25-2014 02:42 AM

Eddie Castalin has a formula he calls OB Shine Juice. It’s 1/3 BLO, 1/3 clear shellac and 1/3 denatured alcohol. Easy to mix and creates good shine.

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