Almost finished this small cutting board (approx. 1" thick, 6" by 8"):
I got walnut oil from LeeValley and applied it after sanding and other finish touches.
It's been already about 36 hours since I applied it and wiped out the excess, and it still feels "oily" (as in, I touch the board and my fingers get oily).
I wonder whether I applied too much? Being end grain, as soon as I apply, it sucks it in, so I kind of kept applying until there was sort of a pool of liquid. Left it a minute or two, then wiped it.
- How long (ballpark) should I wait before I start using the board? (or more in general, if I did indeed apply too much, what can I do now to rectify this?)
- Just now (after having oiled and waited the ~ 36 hours), I noticed that the surface was not smooth enough, so I re-sanded (with a random orbital sander, a Dewalt DWE6423K) for maybe 5 to 10 minutes per side. Do I need to reapply oil? (it does not look like it needs it — the picture above was taken after this second round of sanding, but I thought I'd ask)