BLO finish

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Scwood

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BigJoe
I made this little desk top pen holder out of Amboyna Burl and I'm thinking about putting BLO on it.I would also like to maybe put some pre-cat lacquer over the oil.If that does not work what would go over the BLO and hold up? I have only used BLO with the ca glue finish and really like how the blo looks.Im just not sure how it would hold up on its own.
 

DaveO

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Just about any finish will go over the top of BLO, once fully cured. Personally I think of BLO as a wood colorant, and not a complete finish. It definitely enhances the grain and color of wood, but offers little in the way of protection.
Most oil-based finishes are also going to have the same coloration effect as just straight BLO due to their oil content. I am a big fan of a quick wipe down with BLO, and bit of curing time (until the smell goes away) and then top coating with either Lacquer, Shellac, or Varnish.

Dave:)
 

Scwood

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BigJoe
Thanks for the help guys!I guess I will spray a little bit of lacquer over the BLO and be done with it.Ill post the picks when its done.
 
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