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Crisscross, David Barron, and Danish Oil walk into a bar... #3: It's all done but the finishing

12-11-2013 06:19 PM by CL810 | 4 comments »

I always do a test board using the finishes I’m considering for a project. This is the maple sample board for the bench build. The left section has two coats of Danish Oil. The middle is two coats of BLO. It is noticeable in the first two sections the effect of the oil on the maple’s appearance. The wood took on a dirty and somewhat blotchy appearance that I did not care for. Remember that the grain that is so striking in the first two sections also runs thru the right section. For that reason I wanted to “smooth” it out with Sealcoat. The right section has one coat of Sealcoat shellac (1 lb. cut) followed by a light sanding and then two applica...

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