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Old Sep 30, 2012, 01:08 PM
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Points well taken - thanks.

Staining is an art unto itself. A particular stain will penetrate different wood, well, differently, and deliver different results. A particular stain can show more say red in one wood than another. Two different stain on two different words can come out looking very close to one another.

When I laid-out my cutting schedule of the fixtures, I challenged myself to leave as little waste as possible. The result was that I ended-up with several 1/4" to 3/8" 10"-15" strips. I pulled out several stains I have on-hand in my shop and tested them on the scrap strips. I've decided on Minwax's Puritan Pine for the fixtures. It really penetrated well, and it brings-out the grain of the birch. And, being that I'll be banding the building board's edges with oak, I like the match.

Why all this staining and fancy finishing? Maybe it will hide the infractions of my model building!

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