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Hello all,

Glad to be here as this is my first post. At the current time I'm working on a special project that involves purple heart, and cherry with panels.

30 years old and still I have not found a way to bring out the real wet look to wood. Polyurethane and others always have a dull look..

Any of you guy have any ideas of what may be used?

Using purple heart and cherry...

Thanx
Jody
 

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I made a mantle shelf from purpleheart a few years ago. The customer wanted high gloss and I used pre-catalyzed lacquer from a spray gun. Looked pretty wet.

 

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Thank you for the pic..

Nice work I must say..

The look that I'm after is a real wet type finish.. I have seen a few items made this way in Northern VA. Many of you woodworkers have seen when you plane a board to stock and use a damn rag and wipe it what it looks like.

The finish is as someone used lemon oil, or some type of oil shine on the stock.

I have tried alot and can not come up with the finish. Any other ides as this works on all types of wood pine, hardwoods, exotics, etc....

Thanx everyone.
Jody
 
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