I’m sure that most of you…..well, maybe some of you…..okay okay, perhaps two of you (hopefully), remember my post about making a walking stick.
When I left off, I was looking for advice about fuming. I was honestly really excited to try it, but looking for information about how to do it was like asking ten Jews a question and getting twelve different answers. Data overload!
The biggest problem was finding the ammonia. I had no idea that you can’t just buy it at the supermarket. BTW, I absolutely loathe going to grocery stores. I am very thankful that my wife enjoys it. So in the essence of time, I gave up on the fuming idea. Sorry.
So what did I use? Danish oil. It did bring out the grain, so I applied a couple of coats. Once the Danish oil cured, I applied three coats of General Finish’s satin polyurethane. Next, I put it on the buffing wheels to polish it up and gave it a final application of carnauba wax for a protective shine.
Here’s the final product. It is laying on an afghan that my grandmother made for me back in the 1970’s. I hope my mother will use this walking stick for many, many, years to come.