Will this guy ever run out of the spalted alder? This one is 12" wide by 2 1/2" tall.
Once again I was having trouble getting an even sheen with the tung oil blend (some spots just kept drinking finish, and not glossing up), so after about 4 or 5 coats of that, I wet sanded it with 600 grit and hit it with a few light coats of spray lacquer to even out the look. It ended up with a nice, even matte finish inside and out. Then I buffed out just the rim (a "grand piano" finish again) to add some contrast. I like the effect. It's a very visual and tactile difference.
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Lemme know what you think...