This low-tech oil-and-wax finish requires no special tools. What it lacks in durability it makes up for in other ways: It is beautiful, functional, and easy to repair. The key is to get a smooth surface first with a handplane and card scraper, then sand selectively where needed. After raising the grain and resanding, Shackleton floods the surface with several coats of oil, burnishes it, waxes, and buffs for a lovely shine. From Fine Woodworking #175
Sign up for eletters today and get the latest techniques and how-to from Fine Woodworking, plus special offers.
Start your 14-day FREE trial to continue reading this story.
Get instant access to all Fine Woodworking content when you try membership today!