The wife wanted a small display box to display some small objects.
Took her to a local hardwood store. What wood did she choose for the
Suddenly, I care alot about the box. Measure 3 times, write it down,
go back to the plans and ok before cutting. Dovetails on the corners
and the best finish. This wood was expensive.
So, I see alot about using natural danish oil. But, Koa is opened
How far to I sand? 220? 320? I have paper to 1200 if needed.
Do I seal it? With? (Dewaxed shellac?)
Should I coat, dry, wetsand, dry with danish oil?
I use a lot of koa and always finish it the same way. A liberal coat of
Watco natural, let it soak in for about fifteen minutes, then wipe dry. Let
is set for a day then spray with Deft semi-gloss. Always comes out just
beautiful -- have never been disappointed.
Sent it through the planer, hand planed it, hand scraped it. Sanded it
180, then 220. I used one coat of General Finishes Seal a Cell, then
three or four coats of Arm r Seal. Can't remember how many. I quit when
I liked the shine. Can't remember if I used satin or gloss either. But
SWMBO was very happy with it. It's a plaque on the bathroom door
holding up two bathrobe hooks. Been there almost two years, high
moisture environment, still looks great and the grain still shimmers
like a Tiger's Eye gemstone. Beautiful wood.
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