I'm refinishing an old set of canoe paddles. I have sanded them to bare wood. Should I put a coat of epoxy on them and then varnish, or should I apply varnish to the bare wood? I'm planning on using Interlux Schooner Varnish, if that matters...
Question Two - how the heck do you support paddles while finishing them? I'm thinking about making a bracket with nails to grap the ends so I can cover the whole surface at one time.