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Without knowing the exact condition of your handle it's difficult to say for sure how I'd approach this if it was mine, but it's likely I would remove the last traces of the original finish, clean the wood, do any necessary smoothing (file work, scraping and sanding) and then refinish. Obviously with any sort of decoration in the wood this is a clear case ...


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You can still scorch wood that has been oiled, but the results are likely to be different to when the wood is bare. As with almost all finishing you'd ideally want to do some experimentation before committing to doing this on the job, but that's not easy without a piece of scrap wood to do some testing with. You could perhaps use the underside to try this ...


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I would suggest drilling a hole into the wooden part of the bottle top and a corresponding hole on the bottom of your decoration. That way, you'll be able to dowel the two pieces together. This can leave the appearance of the both parts unaffected, and the dowel and the inside of the hole will be good surfaces for the glue to bond to. Also, you are not ...


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In general it's fine to overcoat paints with a clear coat. After all this how cars are painted, with a clear coat as the final layer to protect the paint and ensure the best long-term performance. The paint and clear coat don't need to be of the same type, or "share the same chemistry" as it's often put. You can overcoat with anything that won't cause the ...


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