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    I am trying to coat my flute ... it is cedar with no stain on it now. I would love it stain it a dark color to bring out the grain and then make it shiny. Any ideas?

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    you really want to stain it? Why not just coat it with a clear polyeurathane?
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    • #3
      unutsi ta

      I finishing my wood project (flutes in particular) by sanding them supper smooth then putting on a couple of coats of linseed oil, letting the wood soak it in really well. Then I wipe off any excess oil and coat is well with carnuba wax. I usually wax it 3 to 4 times. This will make the finished piece smooth as glass and really bring out the natural grain of the wood.

      Hope that helps
      PB49

      "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso

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      My comments are based on what I have been taught and my experiences over the years I have been around the circle. They should in no way be taken as gospel truths and are merely my opinions or attempts at passing on what I have learned while still learning more.

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      • #4
        Thank you so much for your reply... it's much better than buying the salad oil finish I've been searching for

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