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    Really have a good time making these, the hard part is what to use as a finish. Most of them are red oak or poplar. Gonna try some in Cherry and Mahogany, got a couple of little pieces I can use..
    Jack
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    You're a brave man cutting those from such hard woods! I usually use woods such as pine, redwood and other softer woods. I did a few from walnut and poplar and they took forever. As far as finish goes, I dunk mine in danish oil then hang to dry. You could probably also use any liquid finish and a small brush.
    Janette
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    • #3
      WOW Janette,
      I just visited your website. Fantastic work!!!! Someday I want to be able to do an Intarsia of my sisters dog.. But right now I'm just having a good time making "Designer firewood" LOL..There's a gal on here that has helped me immensely, her name is Jan and she does Instarsia as well. Her stuff is just fantastic and I can't thank her enough for all the help she has been to me. I've only been scrolling for a few weeks, and I'm really hooked. One day I hope to be good enough to do some really good stuff but until then I'm happy just cuttin up wood and spending time in my shop...
      All the best,
      John

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      • #4
        I also cut those little birdhouse from hardwood. I have been using a Gel Topcoat (wipe on Urethane). I tried a normal varnish and it kept soaking in and I had to apply 3+ coats. This Gel Topcoat wipes on and usually finishes in one coat. I know that it was a little expensive ($8 for 1/2 pint), but it saves time and one can is going a long way.
        Your birdhouses our turning out Great - Good job
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        • #5
          Tango,
          Thanks for the complements, i have to try out that "gel topcoat", never heard of it before coming to this website. So I'll do a search on it and give it a try.. Thanks again..
          Jack

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          • #6
            They turned out great,fine cutting.
            Tony

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