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  • My Mahogany Wave

    Here is my final sanding on this objec de art, well anyway, I had been woking on this for several months(since July last year) and now getting all the HEAVY sanding marks out and now after several more hours of 1200 grit and feeling for any mor and under a micro glass. I think it is ready for a coating. ??? It is about 7" tall and 4" thick, holes 1 is 1" the others are 3/4 and 7/8"

    Coments? and suggestions. I have thought of a spray poly? or an oil?
    thanks
    Chuck 20220616_105557.jpg 20220616_105626.jpg 20220616_105545.jpg 20220616_105726.jpg
    Chuck
    Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

    https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

  • #2
    This is a neat [piece, but when it receives its finish coat, it is really going to be a WOWZER....I think I would use an oil to finish, again just my 2ยข
    . . .JoeB

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    • #3
      Nice job Chuck, very hipster. As for finish I almost always start with a polymerizing oil (tung oil) followed a month later with satin poly. I like what these oils do to preserve the wood.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nebraska View Post
        Nice job Chuck, very hipster. As for finish I almost always start with a polymerizing oil (tung oil) followed a month later with satin poly. I like what these oils do to preserve the wood.
        ED, I lQQked at my can of tung oil 2-3 times, and said naw , OK .
        And Joe, after both of you talking about oils..
        Now I have these holes going through, just a smooth cloth? Your Idea has got me, I have a Mahogany Bird mayhaps I'll try that first..
        Thanks .
        Chuck
        Chuck
        Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

        https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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        • #5
          Clear (oil?) satin finish. The reflections from a glossy finish would bother me. I don't want to be distracted from the shapes.

          I've been using MinWax Tung Oil Protective Finish. Probably has very little tung oil in it.
          Anyway, the first coat is satin and sometimes, I will leave it at that. 2+ coats is glossy, if
          that's what I want. Never more than 4, waste of time and materials.
          Brian T

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          • #6
            I have yet to use it, but I got some "manhoneys finishes", it's a heat-treated, filter walnut oil. Has anyone who used any of it, It is supposed to not darken with age.


            . . .JoeB

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            • #7
              Very nice work Chuck and I like pure tung oil...
              Bill
              Living among knives and fire.

              http://www.texaswoodartist.com

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              • #8
                That is a nice piece Chuck. I am another fan for Tung oil. A bit more work and time than other finishes.I love the deep luster that comes with multiple coats. If you have some scrap try your different choices out.
                We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
                https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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                • #9
                  Hi, Guys , Using Tung Oil didn't work for me at all . I took a Scrap Piece of Walnut and Licked the Hell out of it , when it dried it looked the same . Sorry. Ha,Ha. Merle

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                  • #10
                    I tried the walnut oil and a piece of scrape BW last night. It is pretty hard to see which half I treated.
                    . . .JoeB

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                    • #11
                      Tung Oil and MinWax Tung Oil Protective Finish are two entirely different things.
                      Brian T

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                      • #12
                        Tung oil is a proses of time and coats. I start with a 50-50 thinned coat seals and drys faster. Then build layers to a deep luster. It is not a quick finish. Cure times between coats can be a few days.
                        We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
                        https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Randy View Post
                          Tung oil is a prosess of time and coats. I start with a 50-50 thinned coat seals and drys faster. Then build layers to a deep luster. It is not a quick finish. Cure times between coats can be a few days.
                          Good Ideas flow from great people.. Thinned with? Mineral Spirits.
                          Thanks ,
                          Chuck
                          Chuck
                          Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

                          https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NoDNA View Post

                            Good Ideas flow from great people.. Thinned with? Mineral Spirits.
                            Thanks ,
                            Chuck
                            Mineral Spirits works fine Chuck. I have gone to a Citrus Solvent but used M S for years.
                            We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
                            https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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                            • #15
                              Hi Chuck
                              That is going to look real nice when finished the grain will really show up nicely. Hey just a thought. If the holes were a little bigger they could hold miniature bottles of your favourite tipple and become a mini bar. Functional as well as beautiful. hehehe.

                              Nice one mate!!

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