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and Dont forget... Wood is fibrous. Any Wet Applied Clear Finish will raise grain and your first coat is fuzzy. Labels can be confusing with suggested dry / sanding times. So.. If your piece looks or feels dusty or bubbly, knock it down with fine medium of your choice. If you rush it or live in the tropics with hi humidity, you get these waxy boogers of ...


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The trick here is to actually have the lid start out as part of the box, so that the grain of the wood all runs right across the separation between box and lid. One way this can be accomplished is to build a solid "block", and then turn that into a box. You first cut off a "lid" off of the solid block, and then by one means or another, hollow out the ...


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The wood will change color eventually no matter what you do. However, you can do two things to slow down that process. Use a water-based polyurethane finish. All other finishes are either slightly yellow going on, or themselves yellow with age. Keep the sun off the wood. Sunlight hastens the darkening process. A dark stain will mask the effect. The ...



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