KPeacock Posted February 5, 2009 Share Posted February 5, 2009 My father has a stash of Ipe that he's been holding onto for some years now and he's offered it up to be used as knife handles. I've never seen Ipe used for anything other than decks and picnic tables, so I don;t know how it will look when carved to shape, but assuming a test piece looks decent, what do you suppose I should finish it with? I realize that Ipe is about as inert as a wood can get, so it likely requires no finishing, but it seems like something should be used. perhaps tung oil? If you got any experience with this or any thoughts, I'mm more than open to them. If Ipe is a poor choice for some reason, I'm not dedicated to the idea of using it. I'm just researching some readily available options. Thanks, Kris Have you ever thought about the life of steel? It's interesting to think that you can control the fate of a piece of metal. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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