I had to finish off my JAMBOO

There’s been a lot of comments about the raw wood on the jamboo, some good, some bad. I’d say it’s in between. But this yoyo deserves a nice finish. Mine was relatively smooth to start off so no major complaints in that department, but YYJ just didn’t finish the job. So I did…

Besides, raw wood yoyos get nasty looking from oil on your hands.

I used 3 coats of Watco clear oil topped off w/2 coats of clear poly.

Before and after
http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/287/jamboo1aha8.jpg http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/8138/jamboo1bbd2.jpg

Before and after
http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/5081/jamboo2anz1.jpg http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/6499/jamboo2beo4.jpg

Before and after
http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/9199/jamboo6aqo8.jpg http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/6352/jamboo6bzm6.jpg

Before (unsanded)

In between: 3 coats of Watco oil

I considered stopping after the 3 coats of oil, but felt that it still needed a finishing touch.

After (almost ready to go)

The Watco oil was applied/rubbed in with 600 grit wet/dry paper. I allowed it to soak for 30 minutes, then rubbed it dry w/a cloth. The first coat of poly was wet sanded (600 grit) before the second coat was applied. The o-ring and bearing recesses were masked off before the poly was applied. They did get the oil treatment however.

wow! that makes it look a lot better imo

Like a well oiled car JHB. Nice to see you posting, and great stuff.

wow now thats nice! :o

hawt st00f

That is really cool looking! Awesome job.