Thanks for the answers! To the first poster it is smooth on top for the signatures.
I mi went with BLO because I love how it makes this pallet oak pop and I have 21 days till wedding.
wdwerker, great idea on the rattle can poly. That's how I'll do it
only thing I'm not crazy about (besides it being slightly primitive) is the chunky legs. I wanted to taper them but a buddy hanging out in the garage suggested I leave them straight and I think tapered would have been better.
Thanks again all
Can't learn without making mistakes or learning from others. If they dont do their homework, then ignorance shall be punished.
The appeal of that "easy purchase" is definitely there. After a long trial and error process, I have settled on mirka sandpapers. I used harbor freight stuff ONCE because it was so damn cheap, and the paper lasts like one stroke haha. Hard to justify spending 4-5 times the cost on something you don't see yourself... until you see it
"Jacaranda" is Brazilian rosewood. And I'm not ignoring that possibility. I'm just saying it doesn't look like the Brazilian rosewood I've seen before, and under the circumstances (illegal to harvest and import, etc, and nearly impossible to find), it seems like there's a decent chance it's not Brazilian rosewood. I added the disclaimer that I'm not a rosewood expert and it's quite possible to likely that I'm wrong. So put THAT in your pipe and smoke it, you crabby old geezer. LOL