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    Burnisher

    Any recomendations for a good quality burnisher? I've got the Tandy one but I find it a bit on the small side for my big fat hands!

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    Re: Burnisher

    I made my own, it's easy enough; not the type that has been turned, the one that looks like a sort of long slipper thing. Just used hand tools and copied the style from pictures on the Net

    Not sure what the wood is, it was a broken axe haft, but it does the job. I would think that any kind of hardwood would do
    It gets better when it has been used a while

    But since you would be making it yourself, you could make it whatever shape & size you wish and incorporate just about any kind of slot or curve
    Last edited by zuludog; 18-05-17 at 02:08 PM.

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    Re: Burnisher

    Any hard wood with a realy close grain would work.

    Traditionally I think these were made from boxwood, but holly, or for something easier to find you could use beech or hornbeam, ash, hickory, probably yew and elm would be OK too.
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    Re: Burnisher

    I just use a bit of antler that's too small for anything else. Works a treat!

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    Re: Burnisher

    A Chair leg? ... If you have proper fee fi fo fum hands

 

 

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