Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
I wouldn't worry about the finger prints. If your perspiration is anything like mine it is the acid that left the finger prints. (Mine actually eats through the chrome, gold plate and gold fill on Cross pen and pencil sets. I had to buy a sterling set.)
A product like Johnsons Paste Wax, Minwax Paste Wax or Butchers Bowling Alley wax is a great protectant. These products are also a safety device. When waxed, wood slides easier and you're not fighting the friction but rather just guiding the wood through the cut.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.