How Do you Finish Your Wooded Scales?

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by w.t. anderson, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. w.t. anderson

    w.t. anderson Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    John, your knives are by far my favorite users (ViKtims and Kepharts, mostly) but I was curious (as I believe others may be) how you finish the wooden scales on your knives. Tung oil? BLO? Danish oil? Do you use different finishes on different types of wood (Tiger Maple vs. Walnut vs. Osage Orange)?

    BLO it is. Thanks for the quick reply!
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2016
  2. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I use boiled linseed oil on all my wood handles.
     
  3. w.t. anderson

    w.t. anderson Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    A belated thanks for the reply.
     
  4. Tetsujin 140.6

    Tetsujin 140.6 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 4, 2011
    John, do you recommend reapplying linseed oil to wood handles, and if so, how often? Thanks.
     
  5. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    If they start looking dingy I like to use 0000 steel wool on them then reapply the oil.
     
  6. Tetsujin 140.6

    Tetsujin 140.6 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 4, 2011
    Thanks John.
     
  7. 333.okh

    333.okh

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    Mar 23, 2011
    John...I use a blend of BLO, turpentine and bees wax...probably overkill.
     

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