I'm new to this so bear with me if my questions seem out there. Has anyone tried ronseal yacht varnish on their sticks? I bought a very nice looking blackthorn from Ireland finished with it and looked great. Similar method as you describe above, 3 coats, each coat needed to dry, followed by light sanding in-between. It finished with a nice deep shine like several coats of clear coat on a custom painted car. Curious if anyone has any tips using it?Using a Odies oil finish. The original Odies oil is a thick mixture and very little is used for a per coat on a surface like a tabletop. I watched several youtubes on applying it and while it looked good on a smooth surface were wiping on and wiping off is a simple task. The process requires wiping on, letting it sit for about an hour then thoroughly removing all remaining oil with a towel. Waiting overnight and repeating that prosses with each coat. I saw an issue with buildup of the oil in carved detail. Especially small detail that I do. I sent Odie Oil an email questioning if it was good for wood carving with detail like eyes, hair and so on. They replied within a few days with a phone call. Nice guy and very helpful. He recommended not using original Odies oil on carvings. They make another product called Odies Super Duper Oil. (Strange name). It is a thinner version of the same oil. The recommendation was to apply it in a thin coat with a brush. Make sure you get in to all the detail. Let it sit for an hour wipe off and bush out any oil in the detail or better yet is to blow out the detail with your compressor if you have one. He recommended 3 coats using the same sequence between coats as above. It is good indoor and out. He said he has some chain saw carvers that use it. Also good for live edge and bark edge pieces. I am finishing up a cane and plan to try it on soon. But it is not simply wipe on, and you done. The process is not unlike tung oil. It looks like it will cure a bit faster. I think it would be good on an natural stick with bark removed. Just thought I would share what I had learnd.