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Question In Question of Wood Finish - 10-10-2019, 05:05 PM

Asking about that beautiful polished finish. Any idea's or guess?
Don't think that's Oil?
I've had 3 or 4 cues with an oil finish and always satin , never gloss.
What do figure this is?, and... could oil polish up like that?
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10-10-2019, 07:35 PM

Oil can be worked to a decent high gloss. I had a good friend who was a gunsmith for many years. I made him a cue and he said he would do the oil finish himself. I was blown away by his oil finish. Made me feel like a beginner.
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10-10-2019, 07:46 PM

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Oil can be worked to a decent high gloss. I had a good friend who was a gunsmith for many years. I made him a cue and he said he would do the oil finish himself. I was blown away by his oil finish. Made me feel like a beginner.
Itís an art.
Do you have any pics of oil finished cues? I still have that lovely birdseye cue you made on my mind, such a lovely piece of art
  
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10-11-2019, 05:11 AM

Here is one I just finished, not a great picture. Made from an ebony Dufferin. Birthday present for my brother.
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Oil finish - 10-11-2019, 07:16 AM

Many gunstocks use a product known as Tru-oil - which is a blend of linseed and natural oils. Dries pretty fast and remains clear. Waterproof as well. Have used it on pens for years when I wanted a hard, gloss finish. Fairly easy to locate - just google it. Hope this helps.
  
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10-11-2019, 09:49 AM

Thatís what I use ^^^

I experimented with many different ones, found my best results with it.
  
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10-11-2019, 09:52 AM

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Many gunstocks use a product known as Tru-oil - which is a blend of linseed and natural oils. Dries pretty fast and remains clear. Waterproof as well. Have used it on pens for years when I wanted a hard, gloss finish. Fairly easy to locate - just google it. Hope this helps.
I believe the SW satin cues use that as well.
You really have to build it up though .
A lot of coats to get it to shine like that.

I have a feeling that gun stock has polyester finish though.


  
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10-11-2019, 09:54 AM

Joey, Hqueen, how do these oil finishes feel? I uses a slip stroke, do you think this would work better for that or is it tacky at all?
  
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10-11-2019, 10:30 AM

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Joey, Hqueen, how do these oil finishes feel? I uses a slip stroke, do you think this would work better for that or is it tacky at all?
They're alright. My late mentor used boiled linseed oil for his own personal sneaky/ conversions.
You can still use wax on them if you want them to be a little more slippery.
Great thing about them is you can maintain them yourself.
Add whatever you want.

I hate the smell of boiled linseed oil btw. Thing stinks .
Snooker cues are mostly BLO finished afaik.


  
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10-11-2019, 03:29 PM

Fully cured it is not tacky at all. Feels like natural wood in your hands.
  
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10-11-2019, 06:49 PM

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Many gunstocks use a product known as Tru-oil - which is a blend of linseed and natural oils. Dries pretty fast and remains clear. Waterproof as well. Have used it on pens for years when I wanted a hard, gloss finish. Fairly easy to locate - just google it. Hope this helps.
Tru-Oil is excellent to work with. Can be satin or polished to a high shine. I used it on a gun stock, pens & canes.





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10-11-2019, 07:03 PM

I always knew the oil finished cue develops a beautiful satin sheen, that's what I really liked.
I didn't know it could develop a gloss.
Speaking of Tru Oil, I found it at Walmart website in kit form.
So it's a little bit of work, a labor of love and cost $28.00, it sure does look good on that gun stock.
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An oil finish must significantly change the weight and weight distribution.?


  
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An oil finish must significantly change the weight and weight distribution.?

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10-11-2019, 08:18 PM

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In what way?
I'm not sure how much, but oil finishes do penetrate instead of (mostly) sitting on the surface after the pores are filled. If you build it up enough, you can get some surface coats of an oil finish, polish it, and have it be reasonably comparable to other finishes used in cues. But it's a good question, as at that point a lot of oil will have penetrated. Probably you wouldn't build up the oil finish as much as another clear coat. Maybe that makes the difference negligible. I think though probably the total weight of the finish will be relatively small anyway.
  
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