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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Dick, looks like a nice site might be placing a order in the morning

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Thanks Dick. Looks like what I'm looking for too.

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Tung Oil is great stuff to work with, and I just got some supplies from good old Lee Valley, I had previously used Tung Oil from Bear paints but the local supplier no longer carries it ( politically correct - only carries water based stuff now ).

I got both sealer and finishing oil ( Polamarized ? - it's been super heated pior to mixing ). Lee Valley has a good page on the various uses and needed info.

It does work great, I made a desk wall unit 11 years ago out of black meleme covered partical board edged with 3/4" * 1 1/2" glued on with 1 1/2" face showing for thickness and simply finished it with Tung Oil - sooth warm finish that you can feel the grain through and 11 years later people still ask me how to get a nice finish like that ( Tung OIl and a Rag ! )
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I tried some tung oil on a table top, and it wasn't that good.

My favourite finish is shellac and wet sanding between coats.
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Hi Warren

I would recommend a sealer prior to finishing. It fill the pours prevents differential coloring by the final finish. I have used danish oil, It leaves a pretty finish. HOWEVER it takes days to dry! The woodworking magazines suggest various mixes of solvent and the oil.

I am sorry that I haven't yet tried that approach and can't offer any help in that regard.

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I tried some Tung oil on a small project a few weeks ago just to play wiyh it and I like how it looks will get more serious with it after I get these cutting boards done for Christmas

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I used Tung Oil from Rockler on my maple butcher block countertop this year and love it. It has stood up quite nicely to water and abuse for 6 months now. It was easy to use and looks incredible.

Unfortunately, I don't have any experience with the Danish Oil but just wanted to give you some confidence with Tung if you choose to use that.
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Hi there,
I have used both. For me Tung Oil every time. Make sure you get the real stuff though.
1st coat 50/50 with white spirit. Same for next coat. Then you can try a 75%Tung with 25%white spirit. Very gentle rub back between coats with Steel wool(No I dont want to hear all the rubbish about black spots).
Get a finish to die for. It pays you back well for all of the hard work, ie the more you work on the sanding etc, the more it rewards you.
If you use 100% pure tung, it takes up to 2 weeks to dry, and can leave sticky bits etc.
Have a look at my uploads at the fire surround. The guy I made it for and his wife are truly amazed, because EVERYONE who comes into their living room HAS to go over and touch it. People just cant resist.
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