|Forum topic by Sanderguy777||posted 02-23-2015 06:38 PM||600 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-23-2015 06:38 PM
I built a couple shelves for my two hand planes, but now I want to finish them. What is the best finish? I need it to be something that won’t hurt the plane in any way. I live in the Kingdom of Tonga, in the South Pacific, so it’s hot and humid here (I have a hammer with an unfinished wooden handle that is so green and fuzzy now I can barely see the wood! ;), so I need a finish that won’t make the plane rust and maybe is oil to help it not.
I have no idea what kind of wood I used on the shelves except I think the molding/lip I put on the front might be ceder. I used old pallet wood on the shelf itself and a scrap on the front to hold the plane on the shelf. ( My dad said he thinks the old pallet wood is oak, but I have no idea.)
Originally, I wasn’t going to finish it at all, but I saw how good it was without finish and now I want to bring out the contrasting wood grain and color.
So to sum up, I need to know the best finish for a hand plane shelf in a humid climate.