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#1 posted 02-03-2018 06:41 PM

I don’t think there would be much difference. The poly might hold up a little better just because it is a more modern finish. I like shellac it won’t hold up to alcohol because that is its solvent. The friction polish because BLO is part of the finish would give you that oil penetration. A French polish finish is pretty much straight shellac. The oil is just used to lube the pad you only use a drop or to at a time. Shellac has been used for many years and has held up well.
For my tool handles I generally just use BLO It holds up well and easy to apply if it starts showing wear.

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