|Forum topic by Blackbear||posted 10-26-2012 05:13 PM||2166 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-26-2012 05:13 PM
I recently completed some cribbage boards as retirement gifts for 5 coworkers. The finish I used was Danish Oil, which I like a lot. This is the first time I used Danish Oil on Red Oak. Two weeks after the last coat was applied, the oil is still seeping slightly out of some of the open grain. One of the supervisors at work had the boards stacked in his desk drawer. I placed paper towels between each board, but he put a plastic bag on the top board. We went to get one of them to give out today, and there was a few half dollar sized lacquer pools that had dried on the surface. We both feverishly scrubbed the lacquer away with a paper towel. The result was a really nice burnished surface that was smoother and slightly more shiny than before.
Now I thought I had been burnishing a bit with some 000 steel wool after the last coat cured for a few days. It seems like the paper towel did a much better job however, which raises the following three questions to the more experienced woodworkers around here:
1. What kind of finishes do you typically burnish?
Thanks in advance.