Carved ring from branch, 2 coats poly, how to polish?

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07-11-2015 03:13 AM

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I carved a ring from a branch in my backyard, birch wood perhaps, and stained it dark brown. After that I have applied two coats of Minwax Spar Urethane, letting each sit as instructed. I’m reluctant to apply a third coat in fear of making the ring too bulky to fit right, even though I did not apply the polyurethane to the inside of the ring (to avoid it sticking to my finger).

If no further coats are advised, how should I go about polishing it to make it shiny and smooth?

I’m pretty new to carving, especially finishing.

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#1 posted 07-22-2015 04:56 AM

There are a lot of ring makers on this site and a search might be helpfull to see what they use/do.
I do remember that some were using layers of “super glue”, cyanoacrylate.

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