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Just cut out my two cabbage sticks - both straight and I'm really
pleased with them. Drying them is the obvious next step, but when I
looked into what to do next, I found a mention about polyurethane
covering. Checked it and it's for cars?! I'm not sure what I should put
on them. I thought I'll do a bit of carving to decorate them - but I'm
wondering about a protection. Has anyone came across the above
mentioned covering - and/or has done a stick and used a varnish on it
or something else? I'm also wondering if I should remove the bark too -
I'm scared to damage it. I thank you.


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Martin wrote:
You could apply 12 coats of Epifanes Hard Wood Oil made for boats and
lasts almost forever. It's an all purpose varnish despite the name.
Polyurethane varnishes are used in boats too.


Ta. Didn't register the polyurethane as being a varnish. Silly me.
We've got a pot of hard wood oil somewhere I'm sure in the cellar. I'll
use that then. I searched for more info and found some pictures and
noticed that the bark on the canes is very much what I have now and
therefore I shouldn't peel anything ... and I came across some antiques
too. Some canes are sold up to 200 squids! Maybe there's a business in
there for me considering the 10 seeds I got cost me 2 quids .... ;o)

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Uncle Marvo wrote:
Couldn't you do the same thing as they do with bull's pizzles? I believe
they are dried and stretched simultaneously, usually after removal from said
bull.


Bool peezles?



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