wormy maple bandsaw box

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Forum topic by paul1474 posted 03-28-2015 01:05 AM 755 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2015 01:05 AM

I’m making a bandsaw box out of wormy maple, has anyone used this type of wood before? What would a good stain/finish to use to highlight the grain? I don’t want to make it too dark.

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#1 posted 03-28-2015 01:08 AM

If what you are using is also referred to as Ambrosia Maple, then clear is your best choice.

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#2 posted 03-28-2015 01:13 AM

We’ve used 1000’s of brd feet of Ambrosia Maple and use only a clear finish on it.
Here’s a table I built using Ambrosia Maple for the top with nothing but a clear finish on it.

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#3 posted 03-28-2015 05:00 PM

I will get some clear out and give it a try. Thanks

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#4 posted 03-28-2015 08:29 PM

I have made walking sticks (canes) of wormy curly maple and used a golden oak stain on it. Looks great! Highlights the wormy feature without darkening the rest of the wood very much.

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