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Forum topic by DonBoston posted 07-22-2014 03:52 AM 799 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-22-2014 03:52 AM

So, I’m building up a a lot of beard combs and such, and was wondering what type of finish y’all recommend. I will be using maple, walnut and cherry’s for the main stock, with exotic grips and/or inlays.

Looking for something which won’t flake off, or irritate the skin.

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#1 posted 07-22-2014 06:16 PM

I’d use a paste wax applied with a high speed wheel to essentially melt the wax into the wood.

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#2 posted 07-22-2014 08:09 PM

I would use Howard’s butcher block conditioner. It is a blend of oils and wax that quickly dries to a nice satin finish. It makes the wood soft and smooth to the touch.

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 08:23 PM

That conditioner sounds interesting. I would imagine it would be easier to get between the teeth as well vs paste wax.

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#4 posted 07-22-2014 08:28 PM

Osmo polyx oil is a great natural finish. Two coats and your done. It’s probably similar to the butcher block conditioner.

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