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I'm making jewelry boxes, using exotic hardwoods. I've been finishing them with lacquer, but want to try my luck with handrubbed oils & waxes. All of the Danish oils I've found have stain in them and I don't want to take away from the natural beauty of these exotic woods. Any suggestions?
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I use Watco danish oil (natural) for a hand rub finish on brizialian cheery wood and like the results. It real shows off the grain.
 

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I also make jewellry boxes and have found that by sealing the wood with sanding sealer or varnish (immediately wiped off) then rubbing in shellac with steel wool or a pot scourer then finishing with wax (also applied with steel wool) then buffed,I get a nice silky finish almost like french polish.
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boxer said:
I'm making jewelry boxes, using exotic hardwoods. I've been finishing them with lacquer, but want to try my luck with handrubbed oils & waxes. All of the Danish oils I've found have stain in them and I don't want to take away from the natural beauty of these exotic woods. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Kevin
I like minwax natural for the stain/sealer followed by antique oil and then wax all from minwax. If the wood is porous this may not be the best way to go....... I like to put on two coats of everything.

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Wow, am I out of the loop! Thanks for all the advice. I may try them all and see what works best for me.
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