Oily wood finishes

Oily wood finishes

Post by RAY LUMBER » Sun, 29 Nov 1998 04:00:00



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.


 
 
 

Oily wood finishes

Post by Spokeshav » Sun, 29 Nov 1998 04:00:00


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> 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.

I'd just burnish it with  it's own shavings.
takes a beautifull (natural) polish that way, IMO.

 
 
 

Oily wood finishes

Post by Frank Harma » Sun, 29 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>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.


Hi Ray...

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 ;-)

Best regards,


and when Internet surfing at  :   ICQ: 13572173
Edmonton - The City of Champions! - Alberta, Canada.

 
 
 

Oily wood finishes

Post by Frank Harma » Mon, 30 Nov 1998 04:00:00



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>> Guys!
>  Get the Beale Buffing System and follow the instructions... Then you'll
see
>a finish on cocobolo you won't believe!*** Tuttle

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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***?

Best regards,


and when Internet surfing at  : ICQ 13572173
Edmonton - The City of Champions! - Alberta., Canada.

 
 
 

Oily wood finishes

Post by George Tro » Mon, 30 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>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.



Hi Ray
I use Deft Clear Wood finish which is a laquer. I pour off from the quart can
into a plastic container like an oil can. Then rip part of a paper towel to
apply and wipe off with the rest. You can build up several coats if you wish.
This finish will enchance the color.


 
 
 

Oily wood finishes

Post by John Rile » Wed, 02 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Hello Ray,
I think I have covered this before some years ago, but here is the
solution for professional reliability on oily woods. Boil the rough turned
object for 45 minutes, let stand until steam stops rising, seal end grain
inside and out, weigh and mark it, store upside down if a bowl in the
shade outside. Check weight each week until it stops changing, then finish
turning. You will discover that you can finish the piece just about any
way you want without all the fuss about "oily" behavior. Watco is still my
trusted tung oil finish of choice.

John Riley
Humble Bowl Company
Lost Pines of Texas

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> 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.