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.
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.