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  1. Are Mineral Oils/Petroleum Distillates a Good Conditioner?

    Wood Finishing
    Hello, I've been doing some research and getting conflicting information about wood conditioners made from mineral oils or petroleum distillates. These are often used on the fingerboards of guitars that are made of rosewood or ebony and don't have a finish applied. I have heard that mineral...
  2. Making white oak as black as possible

    Wood Finishing
    I need to create a black cerused piece of furniture. Using white oak. I need to color the oak as black as possible then apply a white liming wax to showcase the grain. I bought a minwax ebony stain and it just darkens the wood and only to a point.... I want it black! but what ever I use needs...
  3. "Modern" Ebonized Coffee Table

    Project Showcase
    I was asked to make this coffee table. The base crosses at a 150 degree angle and the legs are angled in at 12 degrees. The base ended up measuring 55” long, 18” wide and 18” tall. The wood used was mahogany ebonized using india ink and finished with 5 thin coats of lacquer.
  4. How to straighten old warped / crooked wood

    Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    Hi A little history. If I understood correctly about this wood when it was bought it was quite fresh, recently cut from a log. It was cut and shaped to different pieces to make a table. There 2 wood types, mahogany and ebony. This was 17 years ago and the wood was placed in storage never to be...
  5. Preventing end grain box splitting

    Joinery
    Hello all, The company I work for machines plastic and aluminum every day. One of our customers came to us and wants us to machine a 1 1/2" tall X 9" wide by 14" long box out of a single piece of Macassar Ebony. This is for a display case for a very expensive piece of equipment. My concern...
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