Midnight said:Never worked with yew.... how did you find it....??
This is the first time I've ever used yew and it is very different to my usual redwood. I've found that the best surface finish is achieved by using a scraper, as sanding, even using wet 'n dry, makes the surface dull.
I'll try some oil on an offcut and see what happens. Might be a while before I get a chance though, as I've been put on christmas presents duty!