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Re: Still Following Up on Mahogany Tables

Posted By: Jim Cole (64-40-66-244.dialup.mebtel.net)
Date: 5/11/2 10:29

In Response To: Still Following Up on Mahogany Tables (T.J.)

T.J. The difference in color and shine that you see from different angles is called chatoyance and is a function of light striking the grain at different angels. You can see extreme examples of this in ribbing cut mahogany where the grain changes looks drastically as you move from side to side. You first nee to mask off the area where the leather will be place. Then put I coat of NC Lacquer thinned 50% on as a sealer let it dry then scuff lightly to remove any raised grain then put on 3 wet coats of NC let dry 3 days wet sand with 360 grit to smooth, repeat until you have a finish build of 2-3mils. Sand the final coat with wet 360, then 600 then polish with 0000 steel wool.

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