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  1. Wax Removal from new stock?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    This is my first post on any wood-working forum. I purchase small pieces of hardwood on line so i have some project pieces...never know what I will make advance until I see the wood. I purchase exclusively over the internet and have been doing so for over a decade. I just purchased 3 pieces from...
  2. New dresser has dark wax finish that rubs off - Sealer?

    Wood Finishing
    I just bought a beautiful wood dresser made in India with what I was told was Indian Rosewood. It's finished with an extremely dark brown stain color with (what I think is) a wax all over the entire surface, including the insides of the drawers. When I got it home I rubbed it down with a lightly...
  3. Wax finish for teak veneer?

    Wood Finishing
    I am working on a sideboard from the 70s in teak veneer, which I stripped and bleached (with two component bleach) as I didn't like its dark stain. It now has a colour I like and I would go for a natural finish in wax (was thinking of Briwax). But after enduring all the washing I wonder if I...
  4. polyurethane over liming wax accents?

    Wood Finishing
    Hey all, I am having a dining table made out of red oak and I am interested in using an aniline dye to stain it black and rubbing in some liming wax to highlight the grain. I plan to wipe off all the wax just leaving whatever gets in the grain cracks. My concern is the final finish. I want...
  5. Gluing

    I'm new to woodworking and am starting on the lathe. I know this probably sounds like a bad idea, but my husband is a carpenter/woodworker and I've learned a lot from him and I'm an artist, so I've done other forms of sculpture before. In any case, here's my question: I would like to start...