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Gary Shoemake
07-25-2010, 3:00 PM
We make quite a few products from our laser. I would like to know or be pointed to the thread that can answer the following question. What finish can be put on a stained wood that will give a dark rich finish? I have heard that certain finishes "carmelize" and that gives a dark brown mark. Can someone help a fellow "creeker" out? By the way I live in a small town, Green Creek, where they say, "nuthin slicker than a creeker"

John Noell
07-25-2010, 3:13 PM
Simple question with a very complicated set of answers and no single thread that has them all. Plus, a LOT depends on the type of wood you start with. Personally, I found "Understanding Wood Finishing" by Bob Flexner to be incredibly helpful.

Larry Bratton
07-25-2010, 3:30 PM
Gary, there is a whole forum here on SMC that is entitled Project Finishing. I am sure some of the woodworking experts that participate in that forum can give you some great info. Check it out.