Finishing Rings Before Buffing?

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Westfarthing Woodworks asked 9 months ago

I made a few briar wood rings this past week with a metal core (very similar to your wedding ring) they turn beautifully.

The only problem I ran into was in finishing them. I did one with a contrast stain with the dyes you recommended and I got a pretty good look out of them but I am struggling with what to use after the dyes.

I used CA glue over the top of it because I have had great success with CA finish but it seemed to lighten up the dye and it didn’t stick too well.

Any tips on what to use before buffing them with Tripoli and white diamond?

Thanks so much for your help!


1 Answers
Brian answered 8 months ago

The best way to finish your wooden rings after a contrast stain is to buff them. This is the same process that tobacco pipe makers use, and it’s the easiest way to finish them.

Take a look at how to use the Beall Buffing System, and you’ll get a complete set instructions as well as a video demonstrating the process. It’s almost like watching a mini miracle when you see how shiny and smooth piece of wood can be made after a few seconds of buffing.

The other really nice part is that you can handle the project immediately after you’re finished.

There’s no waiting time like traditional finishes because there’s nothing that has to dry.

Happy building.

See Also: Using My New Fiebings Dye Stains

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