New Guinea Rosewood Boxes #5: Sanding and finishing

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 08-08-2014 10:17 AM 1680 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Routing the side and end features Part 5 of New Guinea Rosewood Boxes series Part 6: The router profile work explained »

I sanded the boxes to 1200 G and applied a coat of Orange Oil to one to check the finish.

I used some more of the green scouring pad which I found out “everybody” uses !! and a flap disc on my Battery drill along with a 1/2 sheet sanding block to get all the areas tidied up.

Here is one with no finish

Then both as a comparasion

And now the one oiled

a second view, the lid was retreated as well to attempt to get the desired match

It does look nice but I personally do not like the result, It looks too “orangy” and hope the oil is absorbed enough to try some other finish.

What is the concensus of opinion?

-- Regards Rob

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David Dean

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#1 posted 08-08-2014 10:21 AM

great job.

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#2 posted 08-08-2014 11:05 AM

Magnificent craftsmanship on the build! The orange oil looks very nice but I doubt it has much protective coating? An additional finish (yes after its thoroughly set/dried) will seem to tone it down some. INMHO.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#3 posted 08-08-2014 12:10 PM

Beautiful work Robert. The finish looks great to me, but it’s more important that you are satisfied with it than others.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 08-08-2014 06:05 PM

Very COOL!

I have not tried Orange Oil like that before… will see if I can find it… :)

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#5 posted 08-10-2014 12:28 PM

It gives the piece a different hue so to speak.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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