It all depends on how thick you want your wood to be. Acrylics are the same thickness as wood and acrylics usually look more like painted wood than wood with a light to moderate dendrite count. Oil paints will generally look better than acrylics.
What are the best ways to add wood in my projects?
Wood or acrylic finishes work beautifully with other types of wood. For example, I love the look of a brushed top wood with wood grain, like a hard maple or cherry. But my favorite wood finishes for woodwork are hand crafted on a lathe or sawmill. Most woodworkers can make a perfect wood joint using hand tools, like a router table, with a wood filler or sandpaper between the wood and the cutter.
Do you ever use solvents and/or varnishes?
We’ve used everything from oils in general when creating our woodwork as long as about a year ago to our very own handcrafted finishes. While we never use any waxes and we never use any kind of varnish or solvent we have used a combination of them.
Is water good or bad for wood?
Water is the best lubricant as far as woodworking is concerned. It allows water to easily flow through wood and will help hold the wood moisture in. When you make a small surface you will need a lot of water to help with the process, but water also acts as an effective lubricant and dries it out quickly.
Is there anything else you would like to know about woodworking or the woodworking industry?
Woodworking is very much a man’s work and I understand that you probably don’t have an apprentice to help you out. So to get started try to use your tools the way that you know them best. Try to keep your tools sharp! Also learn the basic terminology so that you don’t have trouble in the shop, and have a plan of how things are going to turn out. And if you are in the US then there is always an excellent workshop in Seattle available to teach you how to make projects.
If you’ve learned anything you’ve learned how to make it easier for yourself to learn as your skill improves. That is my opinion.
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