I have just started on construction of an Iain Oughtred Elf and am trying to decide on the finish to use(eventually).
I would like to bright finish but do not like the idea of constant sanding and varnishing. The idea of an oil finish is appealing as I feel a wipe over with oil on a regular basis is relatively easy maintenance.
I have heard of Deks Olje and was wondering if it would be ok to apply to a glued lapstrake ply construction. Some people seem to believe that an oil finish will help the ply delaminate, is this true?
I am using an Australian made Hoop pine ply (company is Brims) which is a very high quality marine grade ply.