|Forum topic by jhager||posted 718 days ago||492 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
718 days ago
I’m a newbie to the woodworking world, slowly working my way through projects and trying to absorb all the knowledge I can (and put it to use!).
I have recently completed one of my first “major” projects (i.e., beyond making my first cutting board, simple joinery test projects, etc.). It is a low bench for my wife. I am pretty happy with the outcome, all things considered, and now just need to get it actually finished, so that it looks the way she wants it to. I have sanded it down and stained it, and have applied 2-3 coats of Tung Oil to it. I want to get the bench to a decent gloss, and have noticed that when I buff it with 0000 steel wool, it dulls down a bit. I understand that the next step would be to apply a wax or polyurethane coating to get the finish I want.
So….I turn to those in the know to set the record straight. After my last coat of Tung Oil dries, I plan on buffing with the 0000 steel wool, and then applying a wax coat to the piece. Is this correct, and if so, what would you recommend as far as the best product to go over Tung Oil (Formby’s)?
Also, if I’m way off base, here….please tell me. As I said, I’m pretty new to woodworking, and am muddling my way through all the various articles, suggestions, and so on that are out there. I’d rather just know what actually works, even if what I’ve been doing has been wrong. ;)
Thanks in advance!
-- Woodworking newbie, artisan in training.....