Yeah yeah, pull the other one, it's got bells on...Aragorn":3ih2w6cn said:Ahh! I see what you meant now Alf :wink: :roll:
Was wondering why this wasn't Off-topic
Well yeah, but sometimes there's a finish that particularly lends itself to bringing out the best in a particular timber, and rather than reinventing the wheel I figured I might as well ask (a decision I now regret... ). Looking pretty firm on shellac now 'cos I fear oil may make it too yellow in time.Aragorn":3ih2w6cn said:Can you not finish apple like any other wood? Oil finish?
What might go wrong with using finishing oil or danish?
Ah well, if that was a vital aspect it'd have made the decision that much easier. As it is I shall go with the shellac*, and as you say, I can always get creative over it if I need to. It was just on the off-chance someone would come up with a "Oh you want to use X, it works brilliantly with apple" answer really. Thanks for the detailed reply though, and I know exactly what you mean about a "dead" look to water based. Shame, 'cos it's handy stuff.Sgian Dubh":l54m4m7p said:Alf, it depends what qualities you're after.
See if you still feel the same way once you've waded through the whole painful, step-by-step process in words and pictures... :wink:waterhead37":1jgbqarz said:I look forward to seeing the finished shave.
Chris was on the money (although whether that was luck or judgement..?), although the apple was originally bought for saw handles as it happens.Midnight":2bd8kel1 said:<speculating..
replacement Diston handles..????