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Peter Meacham
09-17-2007, 8:38 AM
A customer is asking if the cherry jewerly box he is making and wants engraved should be finished or unfinished for engraving - any advice please. Thanks, Pete

Ed Newbold
09-17-2007, 8:40 AM
Finished protects the wood from smoke damage.


Peter Meacham
09-17-2007, 9:03 AM
Ah, of course - thanks for the reply Ed.

Paul Anthony
09-18-2007, 8:07 PM
Finishing first seems to be the best. If you plan to color or blacken the engraving you should seal it with something like zinzer seal coat. It prevents bleading into the wood .