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I am about done with a Leopardwood box. Some of the other woods used are: Wenge, Canarywood, Zebrawood, & Bloodwood. I am going to finish with a danish oil, and was wondering if I could/should put a lacquer finish on top. Maybe BLO to pop the grain and then lacquer? I really want the leopardwood to jump out at me. All thoughts welcome.
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I always heard that BLO really makes the grain "pop", but offers no real protection. I think I am going with the danish oil finish. I really like the natural look of it, plus I've gotten kinda lazy. Thanks Jerry
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HI:
I make a lot small chests and other styles of boxs most out of Brazilian Cherry.

I have used Frombys, danish oil Minwax (wipe on) tryed blo etc. But what i found

best is General Finishes Oil & Urethane topcoat. Its a wipeon and easy to use.

It realy brings out the grain and depth.
 

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I hate to hi-jack my own thread, but I was finishing another box (curly maple) with danish oil when I discovered a spot of chip-out. Sanding is not an option. Is it still feasable to fill in this spot, or do I just put it on the discount table. Man, that table is filling up alot faster than the good table. :p
 

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Kevin, you can do amazing things with products from Mohawk. You can fill in a gouge or divot with a fill stick, apply a thin coat of lacquer and then reconstruct the color and grain with their wide arsenal of products.
http://www.mohawk-finishing.com/default.asp
 

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I'm not sure Mike. I worked at a waterbed store and was always touching up scratches the customers furnished. The store manager had previously worked for Art Van furniture and saw I had the touch for it. He got me a professional refinishing kit and it was kept stocked for me by a sales rep. With a couple weeks practice I was making invisible repairs. Rockler now offers similar products. Refinishing products are not cheap, but to rescue a project you have invested time and money in can be worth the price. You can also supplement your income making repairs for others.
 
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