I am turning a camphor burl to make a box.
The scent from the wood is quite attractive, but could be too much if the box is kept in a small room. I intend to seal and polish the exterior. I'll leave the interior unsealed so the scent is captured inside the box.
She who must be obeyed mandated that the box should retain its current very attractive, very pale appearance which includes gold with shades of pink.
Using offcuts of camphor, I have trialed shellac (2 lb cut) and Lee Valley Clear Gel finish as sealers. Both darkened the wood and left it less distinctive.
I was wondering about just waxing directly on the wood.
Any suggestions? Any one done this before?