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#1 posted 10-18-2018 09:38 PM

I done see that you need to stain at all. The wood already has the colors your wife wants. Use some scraps and try your favorite clear coat to get finishing approval. Personally, I would hit it with a coat of BLO, wait a week or two, then go over it with a couple of coats of shellac. Shellac is great for working surfaces. Easy to repair, easy to remove glue drips, and I like the way amber shellac looks.

Do some test pieces. Staining before you’re completely done shaping the pieces is doomed to failure. At least it would be for me. I don’t see that I could ever get the newly exposed wood to match the previously stained portions without blemishes of one sort or another.

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