>I finally decided on a finish for the chest, and that’s a hard wax oil by Fiddes. I took a look at the tried and true website recommended by Alex, and found that they had a similar product called, Original wood finish. I gave the outside one complete coat and wiped off the excess, then another and did the same. I gave the top inside and out a further two coats, then the whole thing(except inside for now) about five thin coats of paste wax.
I’m not completely satisfied with the shape on the bearers, but they passed a close inspection from my wife, so must be OK.
I’m taking it round one of my clients to be photographed for my website tomorrow, and they have shown an interest in maybe buying it. So I will see how that pans out tomorrow, thanks for looking.