I had a friend at work give me a salad bowl set that they wanted refinished. 1 salad bowl with 4 small bowls made out of Walnut, medium in color with a Laquer finish on them.
The first thing I did was to wipe them down well with laquer thinner and srcub off all the laquer. Then again washed them with clean laquer thinner and wiped down. After drying - they looked dry and lifeless.
Next, I have a 5gal bucket of BLO/MS/Varnish and I put them in to soak for a few days and will sand them with 220grit every 24hrs and return to soak.
Then, ill take them out and wipe down well and let them dry for a week or more. Ill post some pictures as soon as I take them out of soak.
Question: I am not going to use laquer on the insides of the bowls again like the person did before, and im wondering the best way to finish these for the person.
I could let dry and just 3 wheel buff ending with Renaissance wax.
I also posted this on another site and will let you know of any responses...........thanks for any input