What Finish for Wooden Rings?

Q&A Woodworking Forum IndexCategory: Wooden Ring MakingWhat Finish for Wooden Rings?
Westfarthing Woodworks asked 5 months ago

What do you use as a finish?


1 Answers
Westfarthing Woodworks answered 5 months ago

Thank you for the question Michael. I have used many different finishes on my rings.

In the beginning I finished them with oil finishes like Linseed Oil or Tru-Oil. Both of these were great at bringing out a gloss and making the grain pop.

I have also used wiping varnish, shellac, and even shot a couple with furniture lacquer.

What I do now more than anything is buff them. I have the Beall Buffing System and a small electric motor to turn the buffs. I use Tripoli, then White Diamond, and finally a Carnauba Wax.

This lets me finish a ring in a couple minutes or less. If you can’t buff them, start with Tru-Oil or Linseed oil and then you can grow from there.

Happy building.

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