|Forum topic by Jofa||posted 01-26-2015 09:30 PM||994 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-26-2015 09:30 PM
I bought a tin of Johnson’s Paste Wax a while back, really to use as a protectant for my table saw.
So I’ finally started to use some very old mahogany that I saved from an old dresser that was being thrown out. The piece is made up of a bunch of glued boards and each board is probably about 4” in width. The top of the dresser was painted over so I used my HF hand power planer to remove about 1/16th which made short work of the paint layer. It left me with 3/4” of stock.
I’ve assembled the first project with it and as I was finishing with sanding, I thought about what kind of actual finish I want to use. Typically I use OB gloss poly.
Grabbed a scrap piece of the mahogany, sanded it and rubbed some Johnson’s on it using 0000 steel wool.
I’m blown away at how that stuff transforms the wood. The grain pops beautifully.
So, my big question is, can this stuff be used as a finish by itself? If so, is there a process to doing it?
Any guidance is always appreciated! Thanks!
-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.