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I recently made one with a laquer finish. Put on several coates and on the last few, I buffed lightly with 0000 steel wool. Afterward a good buffing with a soft cloth gives a nice semi-gloss finish.
Very nice! What kind of wood? I've been debating with bark on or off! Historically you read about bothe ways.
 

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I used Osage Orange for this one. I found the piece in the woods near my house. The bark had already dried up and mostly gone so bark off was the only way to go with this one.
I like it -- wished we had Hedge Apple on the farm! John Hurly, in his shellelagh making book, says historically the bark was off -- today the bark is left on for tuorist's. But I like the bark contrast.
 

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I recently made one with a laquer finish. Put on several coates and on the last few, I buffed lightly with 0000 steel wool. Afterward a good buffing with a soft cloth gives a nice semi-gloss finish.
That's a very nice spalted piece there Bill, nice find!
 

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I recently made one with a laquer finish. Put on several coates and on the last few, I buffed lightly with 0000 steel wool. Afterward a good buffing with a soft cloth gives a nice semi-gloss finish.
I am so proud to own this beautiful work of art. Actually, my bride now owns it and she is delighted!
 
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