So I have some wooden scales with different types of wood and would like to get some input as to what finish I should put on. I really like (boiled linseed) oil finish as you can refresh easy, but the problem is I don't think the finish will hold up well for getting wet everyday. Plus it takes months to truly dry. Another option is clear Lacquer finish. I can coat multiple times and do the final polish on it. I can see this is fine for the most types of wood, but I don't think that this will stabilize more tricky burly woods, such as tightly burled walnut. So I guess I can do epoxy or polyester resin finish. This will seal and stabilize the stuff like heavy burl, correct? It's just that these are pretty pricey...I do some composite work with fiberglass and carbon, but never used this on wood. Will this stuff stabilize the burly wood? The problem I see is that this stuff is not easily brushed or sprayed on, even low viscosity. I would love to hear feedback on any of these methods that you have done or even suggest other wooden scale finishing methods.