A cleanly planed surface CANNOT be bettered. BUrnishin does not help,
on the contrary, it compresses the fibers, making the wood more liable
to expand again with humidity.
On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 19:31:57 +1100, Doug Brooke wrote:
> Jack makers: how many of you would - for example with a stick of soft pine
> - burnish your jacks to a slippery talc-smooth finish, and who amongst you
> would be happy just planing them to their final smoothness?