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Forum topic by Eugene Dickson posted 01-22-2015 05:04 AM 624 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eugene Dickson

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01-22-2015 05:04 AM

Hello,

I am making a couple sets of 1911 grips from Ziricote. What would be the best finish for pistol grips using Ziricote?

Thanks, Eugene

-- Eugene Dickson


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#1 posted 01-22-2015 05:50 AM

Everyone has their personal preferences, and it usually comes down to Nitro, tung oil or shellac. French polish is probably the good choice; especially if you don’t have spray equipment. The initial investment is very low and it’s relatively easy to rework mistakes. There are many videos and instructional aides on French polishing available online nowadays.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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Eugene Dickson

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#2 posted 01-22-2015 05:58 AM



Everyone has their personal preferences, and it usually comes down to Nitro, tung oil or shellac. French polish is probably the good choice; especially if you don t have spray equipment. The initial investment is very low and it s relatively easy to rework mistakes. There are many videos and instructional aides on French polishing available online nowadays.

- pjones46

Thanks for the reply. I just read quite a bit about the subject and teak oil was also mentioned. I just jointed the material and it really is a beautiful piece of wood. Still trying to decide if I want to use my bandsaw or tablesaw to cut it up. Just bought a tri master blade so I will probably go that way.

Thanks

-- Eugene Dickson

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