PVC result, need suggestions

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PVC result, need suggestions

Postby mservis » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:31 pm

this is the second time I have run this picture it carves well but need help on the finish.
I have used the techniques that were posted previously. One of the problems is the grain of the wood show through.
what wood "would be a better choice? Maple is hard to come by here re $$$.
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Re: PVC result, need suggestions

Postby Rcnewcomb » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:00 pm

what wood "would be a better choice? Maple is hard to come by here

Oak is a poor choice because of the open pores and pronounced grain.

In general look for light colored woods with subtle and/or tight grain. Some suggestions are:
Maple (hard is better than soft)
Basswood
Polar
Ash (depending on the grain)
Tight grained spruce
Light colored pieces of sapele or mahogany
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Re: PVC result, need suggestions

Postby mservis » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:23 pm

thank you, I really enjoy wood working. It is truly an art. I appreciate your time.
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Re: PVC result, need suggestions

Postby dwilli9013 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:46 pm

I have also found on a PVC in wood that a darker gel stain applied liberally for about 3 minutes then wiped off tends to bring out the deeper details quite nicely.
But as has been mentioned stick to the tighter grained woods.
Trial and error is what has worked best for me. You actually stumble across some things that are actually pretty neat and you will use them again.
And most of all search the forum and view older posts. There have been some incredible pieces shared on this site for PVC
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