Although the timber is dressed and finished, it is quite open grained and in parts the grain reverses or becomes more like end grain.
It requires sanding through all grades of grit from 100 to 400 before a series finishing coats is applied.
I started with a three part mix of 1/3 boiled linseed oil, 1/3 polyurethane and 1/3 mineral turpentine.
This really brought out the colour in the camphor laurel.
It takes ages to dry at the moment because of the colder weather and the extra humidity.
After several coats, with a very light sanding with 400 grit between coats, I finished it with straight polyurethane.
Here are some images of the finished result:
Hooray - all done.
Now to get back to my ukulele ......................