Re: Advice on finishing Cedar

Hi Wreckers, First time post. Can anyone suggest the best finish for a jewellery box made of Australian Cedar. This is a reclaimed wood project from an old house and is a nicely patterned grain timber. I do not want to cover the grain nor to change the colour of the wood too much by oiling or waxing (tried a test piece and the wood yellowed badly). Hope someone can help, TIA Rob
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how about just hand burnishing the wood with a piece of leather and leave it eau naturalle.Time will give it a nice patina

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Dan Parrell wrote:

Thanks for your reply, I hadn't heard of buffing bare wood with leather before. I have some saddlemakers leather so will give it a try. Thanks once again.
Rob
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Actually, I have a drill press. Unfortuantely, it does me no good when I'm trying to drill holes in the end of a board for example, as the drill press can't take vertical pieces. The exact application I needed the jigs for recently was for knock-down connectors. A Jig is much more accurate than a drill press, can go where the drill press can't and doesn't involve me trying to somehow support 6'x2' boards on a tiny little platform. Otherwise, I use the press when I can. For example, the press is really useful in making the jigs... :-)
John

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I got a bunch of 2x12 western red cedar and made some light valances out of it. I was shocked at how pretty it was with sanding and some poly.
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (Greg) wrote in message

I used tung oil on Cedar that I trimed out in my family room. After the first coat dried, I went over it with steel wool and then gave it another coat of tung oil. It really makes the grain stand out - amazing what cedar looks like when the roughness is planed out...
James Hendrix
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