|Forum topic by Gingerbeard||posted 04-28-2015 09:04 PM||447 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
04-28-2015 09:04 PM
I’m new to the forum. I’ve only been whittling and carving for a couple months now, and I consider myself a newbie to woodworking in general.
Lately I’ve been carving pendants from 2×2x0.5inch pieces of basswood. I have carved crosses, hearts, teardrops and some other shapes. Some of them have turned out to be some very attractive pieces, and I would like to finish them…
I’ve sanded them using up to 400grit sandpaper, and then I have applied MINWAX Wood Sealer, and MINWAX (cherry) Wood Finish. After that I spray on TreeHouse Studio High Gloss finish, from Hobby Lobby. The finished product is passable, but it’s not as good as I’d like it to be. It’s not very glossy, and it looks to be a bit dirty.
I guess I have two questions. Is there a style of finishing, or a product, that would provide a better finish? Is there a better wood for this project?
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