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frank

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i am just finishing a trinket box made out of sapela ,whats the best finish to show the grain ,the d/tails turned out a1 on the rat .

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Frank...
I built bookcase using Sapeli last year. Finished them with sanding sealer(2 coats, sanding lightly between them) and wax. REALLY brought out the grain. Lovely stuff to work with.
 

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Frank

To really "pop" the grain in sapele I'd suggest using a polymerised oil finish such as polymerised tung oil. This builds to a natural sheen and enhances the lustre in the grain. Your sapele might also benefit from some mahogany stain if you want a really flame red mahogany

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well i ended up getting some rustins teak oil ,i have applied 4 coats upto now the box looks brillant :D this oil gives a gloss finish , when its dry i will give it a coat of wax then twist my lads arm to take some pics .i tried the stain scrit but it looked a bit dark .


frank
 
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