Several years ago I made a lightbox. It was the my first experience with
woodworking. I got some tips from the shop where I purchased the wood (not
in the USA) but have since forgotten the steps...I was able to get a
satin/waxy/matte finish by hand.
I was very happy with the results and want to make another one...
What I remember:
I used a maple plywood...
I "think" I used some kind of oil for a very light natural staining... (any
I then used varying grades of sandpaper...
Then again I "think" I melted paraffin wax, poured it directly onto the
surface, then sprinkled pumice powder on that...then rubbed it onto the
surface in small areas with a rag or something...
Does this sound right? How about the order of the steps? Are there any other
materials/tech that you would recommend? I read about "Rotten Stone" - what
does that do?
I see that pumice is sold in solid bars - how is it used or should I stick
to the powder?
Thanks for the help...