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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. wood species

    Wood Finishing
    Hi there, I am new to WT and I am tackling a furniture refinishing project. I picked up a vintage cabinet at an estate sale and I am trying to figure out if the veneer is rosewood. I had to completely sand the entire top due to what appeared to be a "stain" stain in the shape of a couple1...
  3. Antique (Calvert) Old English Chess set- Advice on Restoring

    Hi, Just picked up a lovely Old English chess set in Boxwood and Ebony(?)- It is missing two black pieces and i hoped to try and turn replacements. But i need help identifying the exact wood of the black pieces. A friend told me it was Macassar ebony, but it looks to me like Rosewood.. Any...
  4. rosewood mini bowl

    rosewood mini bowl
  5. Hazy Finish on Walnut dresser top

    Wood Finishing
    Hi Folks, Recently purchased a 60's bedroom set made of beautiful Walnut. Its in great condition. Before I put it in my bedroom I want to "clean it up" so it will look good. It has a 'hazy' finish on it right now. Don't see any stains or scratches. I've seen several options for treating wood on...
  6. Finishing rosewood (a guitar neck)

    Wood Finishing
    Hello everybody! I'm new here and I need some help with finishing :) I will hopefully soon have to finish an all rosewood guitar neck and since I haven't done anything like that before (I don't have any experience in finishing - or building guitars for that matter :P ) I am a bit confused. My...