Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Manchester Ctr. VT
Uh Oh. Need some advice about finishing cocobolo
hello folks. I got myself into a bit of trouble. I'm sure some of you remember the blank that Paul was kind enough to give me which has all kinds of exotic woods in it. Well, there's some cocobolo in there and I've never worked with cocobolo in my life, little did i know, i just decided to finish it with tung oil. I looked up on google finishes for cocobolo and realized i made a mistake due to the oily nature of the wood. But! before i googled it, I decided to just spray some gloss poly on. I put it on a tad bit heavy, after 2 days, it's still tacky. of course it's dry where it's not cocobolo. I've learned that I should likely refinish with shellac. Suggestions? how do I strip the finish?