Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Finish for a carving mallet?

Carole Valentine
>I was going to use a beeswax paste, but then I thought there was a chance that carvers prefer no finish at all - just a patina built up from body oil and use? What is the preference? I made this one as a gift so I really can't ask the fellow. Guess I should post this on the carving board come to think of it.

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