Even on closer grained wood I personally believe they are better used on a sealed and pore filled surface as a combined de-nibbing and waxing process.Paul Hannaby":33ivkp1k said:…..
They have their place but I would avoid using them on any open grained wood (such as oak, ash, elm, chestnut etc.) because the grit will get lodged in the pores and can't be removed.
On an open pored wood like Oak I would expect it to seal the sides of the 'valleys' (for want of a better word) in the large pores but not to fill them to such an extent to provide a flush surface.transatlantic":1z4m6jgb said:I've been doing the following on Oak :
- abrade to 320 grit
- apply sanding sealer (I use cellulose), and wait till dry, denib
- yorkshire grit
- microcrystalline Wax, wait till dry, buff
wouldn't the sealer fill the pores?
Hampshire Sheen is more of a brand (covering waxes, oils, sealers etc)ScaredyCat":3j1ulmqn said:What's the difference between Yorkshire Grit and Hampshire Sheen ?