The way I finish my boxes.

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Blog entry by FancyChip posted 01-29-2017 09:12 AM 1265 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The update of the way I finish/will be finishing my boxes:

1st layer – it always goes the Danish oil without any tones. I think, this layer of oil prepares the wood grain and carved surface for the next layers of Danish oil with any kind of wood tones (light or dark ones), and doesn’t let that tone of oil to go deep into the grain – those few % of lacquer in oil act as a polymerization.

After the 1st layer and before the 2nd one – “sanding” the carved surface and the rest of the box with a clean soft toothbrush (the video on Instagram). I don’t like using sandpaper (especially if to use it two times in erasing pencil lines and after the first layer of finish. I think, it’s too much), because one of the most important things in chip carving is the edges of carved elements, and they should be ‘sharp’.

2nd layer – the Danish oil with a tone.

3rd – 4th layer – the Danish oil without any tones.

I believe that the first layer of oil/finish is the important thing, and it prepares wood for the next stages of finishing.

-- Tatiana, 28 y.o,

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#1 posted 01-29-2017 01:07 PM

Thanks for sharing this method, Tatiana. I’ve wanted to know how you and others in Eastern countries finish your chip carving.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#2 posted 01-29-2017 01:26 PM

Thanks for sharing this method, Tatiana. I ve wanted to know how you and others in Eastern countries finish your chip carving.

- MyChipCarving

But this is only my method, and I don’t know how other wood carvers in Eastern countries finish their carvings. :) But one thing I know exactly – most of the Russian carvers don’t even know about Danish oil, because every time I share my thoughts about Danish oil and the finish on my Russian blog, people, who follow me, ask me is this oil good or not, how to apply it and so on.

-- Tatiana, 28 y.o,

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#3 posted 01-29-2017 09:39 PM

Your finishing method looks very good. It keeps the wood looking natural.

-- Julian

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