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    Post by crusader Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:38 pm

    Hey guys,

     I have my stock ready and want to finish it.

     I'm making a medieval crossbow.

     What product do you use to finish the wood?

     I would like to hear from you
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    Post by kenh Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:18 am

    Stock   Tiller    Since you're making a medieval style tiller, I recommend finishing it with either boiled linseed or or Tung oil.  Both available on-line or from a variety of DIY shops like Home Depot, Ace Hardware, etc.   My personal preference is for Tung oil, which I use on all sorts of wood projects like vertical archer's bows, musical instruments and knife hilts and sheaths.
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    Post by tghsmith Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:49 am

    type of finish will have to do with grade of crossbow, from common to nobleman, the higher the grade the higher the finish,, oils + beeswax up to shellacs and laquers,, a good source is to look at the history of musical instruments for the higher grades
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Sat Dec 25, 2021 9:06 am

    Bit of a heretic, I used diamond floor wax.  Gives a wax look, but, extremely hard wearing.

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