Just wondered if any one had ideas on the best way to finish oily woods
like cocobolo. Tung oil doesn't do what I want.
The only way I have ever finished Cocobolo is with 4/0 steel wool. But get
the 4/0 steel wool that is NOT the normal type. There are usually two
types...one is the standard type that is prevalent among machinists and can
be found in most hardware or lumber yards.
The other type is the more expensive type that is supposedly free of oil
during the manufacturing process. It is a "clean" steel wool and is ideal
for buffing oily woods such as you mentioned - Cocobolo. You will find that
Cocobolo will develop a very beautiful soft "glow" when buffed with
"clean" 4/0 steel wool.
Most of the oily woods don't require oil applications primarily because they
have a high level of oil(s) imbedded as part of the natural growing
process, created by good ole mother nature. And no human made chemical can
beat that ;-)
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OR...ifyou want to spend some dollars, get the ONEWAY manufacturing buffing
system which is, in my opinion, the best on the market. Buffing is an
excellent method to use, however, if it is overdone, your piece will take on
the look of cheap plastic. And no one wants Cocobolo to look like cheap
plastic. Am I right***?
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Edmonton - The City of Champions! - Alberta., Canada.
>Just wondered if any one had ideas on the best way to finish oily woods
>like cocobolo. Tung oil doesn't do what I want.
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