Monday, December 22, 2008

How would you finish a spinning wheel?

I got a spinning wheel!

I've been too busy for serious posting, but my wheel is still in it's box. I'm looking for advice. The wheel is unfinished. How should I finish it?

(And you can see from this angle that Jules finally made it.)

1 comment:

SpinalCat said...

That depends on how much protection you think it will need. While you're sanding for days, read this.
There is a lot of misleading labeling going on. I would probably go with a wiping varnish or oil/varnish blend. Linseed oil is romantically old-fashioned, especially for spinners (it's flax!) but a lot of work for not much protection, not to mention the spontaneously combusting rag factor.