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A type of drying oil derived from the seed from the nut of the Chinese tung tree

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Sanding & Oiling walnut slab table

I’m making a table out of two thick walnut slabs. My question is in regard to the order of sanding and oiling. I’m working on the underside now and put a coat of Tung oil on, thinking it’s good to put ...
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How to finish untreated European Oak wooden floors

I have bought a Oak Wooden floor planks unfinished. I have filled all the knots with clear resin and sanded it back for a lovely finish. I now need to protect the planks from drying out and cracking, ...
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Antique Danish Oil is still sticky months after application. How can I get it to cure?

I refinished a softwood tabletop using Minwax Red Oak 215 stain and Circa 1850 Antique Danish Oil. I've waited over 6 months and the oil is still sticky/tacky! We're talking post-it note levels. I ...
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Polyurethane over Boiled Linseed Oil Timing? -- Butcher Block Tabletop

Short version If I'm using a few coats of boiled linseed oil (BLO) followed by a few coats of polyurethane, what should the timing schedule be? For my specific use case, this will be a large butcher ...
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Didn't wait long enough for tung oil to dry before applying wax - can I just leave it be?

Ok, I am pretty new to woodworking. I treated some poplar with half tung oil, half citric oil (for thinning the tung oil and facilitating absorption). I waited 24-48 hours and then I applied All ...
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Stain lifting when refinishing antique maple door

I am refinishing an antique interior door for our bedroom. I scraped off the old varnish type finish, maybe shellac, and sanded to bare wood (220 grit). I applied oil based "Old Masters" ...
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Curing no-VOC finishes indoors?

I started some furniture projects with Baltic Birch plywood this summer. I've been using low-VOC Varathane gel stain (clear) and their Diamond Wood Finish (Semi-Gloss) to finish the pieces, and I do ...
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Does the final coat of a Danish Oil finish need to be wiped?

Does the final coat (in this case third) of Danish Oil have to be wiped? Or is it not OK to just let dry and then lightly sand/buff? I ask because I am using the dark walnut version of the Watco ...
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Tung oil stain resistance

What I've done: Made a small plate out of hard maple. Sanded it down to 220 grit sandpaper. Finished with pure tung oil (100%, not the big box stuff) over the course of about a week, giving four ...
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White deposit in tung oil

What could this white deposit be in this little bottle of Tung oil? Does this affect the oil? Should I take any measure?
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Finishing a beech desk top (Ikea Gerton), suitability of tung oil

I recently made a desk using a Gerton beech wood top from Ikea. Ikea recommends using their Behandla finishing oil in the instructions included with the top. I am a bit skeptical of this finish, ...
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How to know when to apply more tung oil?

I built a walnut shelf and finished it with 100%, grade A, straight from the nut, tung oil. I used just a single coat and was happy with the way it finished so ended things there. That being said, I ...
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Should I use a conditioner on maple before applying tung oil finish or polyurethane?

I am getting to the end stages of building a desk out of maple. Should I use a wood conditioner on my maple wood before applying tung oil finish or polyurethane? I have tried a bit of both on a test ...
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Using Tung Oil and Polyurethane on Maple?

I am getting close to completing a desk I am building. This has been a very ambitious project for me as this is the first time I have ever built any furniture (shelving not counted) and this is a ...
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Is (pure raw cold-pressed) tung oil food-safe (for cooking utensils)?

I want to try soaking wooden spoons and such (things which will come into prolonged contact with hot food) in tung oil. My local supplier says it is pure, raw and cold pressed and does not contain any ...
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When working with maple, do I need to seal the wood before assembling the furniture?

I am working on building the legs to an adjustable height desk for my home office. And I have purchased Maple wood for this part of the project. Recently I was discussing this with a coworker and he ...
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Why is there a progressive reduction in oil for finish/maintenance? Is it necessary?

For oil finishes, such as tung or linseed, it's common to see advice where you apply multiple coats early on, then fewer and fewer coats progressively. For example, a common adage is: "Once a day for ...
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How do I prevent stain from being removed during sanding?

I am refinishing an old Remington 870 stock birch stock. I stained it with a dark cherry colored stain, and then began to apply Hope's 100% tung oil. I had read to wait at least a day before sanding ...
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Using Tung oil over Boiled Linseed Oil

I have been seeing some contested information about which oil I should use between the two. I found several sites with verbage like this one from CanadianWoodworking So I started researching and ...
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How long does it take tung oil to cure?

Depending on what you're reading, tung oil cures in a day I use Minwax tung oil on all my turningings. Two Coats ussually. After the second coat, I buff with the Beall Buffing system, Ussually ...