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post #1 of 6 Old 10-14-2011, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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So I just got this nice looking piece of Goncalo Alves and I'm pondering over what to make with it.. Looks like it would make a good...well "toy" for my girlfriend for when I'm not around. I'm just thinking about finishing it so that it's as smooth as possible. Wouldn't want any splintering...what would you recommend as a finish?
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I would go with a marine or epoxy finish for sure. sand it to 800 she should be ok.

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Me personally, I would put a few coats of shellac followed by many coats of carnuba wax...make that thing super smooth and more "organic" feeling than a film finish.

BTW, how you gonna install the batteries?

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Very interesting link. Never heard of making one of wood. Might have to make one.

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That's a toxic wood. Not recommended for that project
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Here is a link to a site that lists "toxicity" of woods. Very few woods are actually "toxic". Many are sensitizers, which we can become more and more sensitive to after exposure to dust and fine particles. A lot of this has to do to how allergic you are to other things. I work with a lot of exotic and domestic woods and the only wood that bothers me is cedar, so I just don't use it.

Seeing as how this project when finished will be a sealed, solid piece of wood, I doubt there will be any problems...unless of course she is going at it so as to create some dust

http://www.wood-database.com/wood-ar...ty/#sensitizer

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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