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The only reason vege and olive oils don't go rancid for they regularly wash and re-oil these surfaces... If they stop then it will go nasty. This is to say that you're micro-dosing bacteria and fungi when you use these organic oils as they're breeding on the surface, just not visually large enough colonies between abrasions.


Polyurethane offers the best defense against the elements, but it comes at a price. Polyurethane is literaly clear cover of plastic over the wood. Some people say this gives it a cheap plastic feel and look. Oil naturally effects the color of the wood. Some woods it darkens but some bright woods it brings out the light tones. Whatever effect it may have on ...


the exposed surfaces of the jatoba are no longer oxidized I specifically like the oxidized coloring. prevent oxidization in the future. Wood actually darkens primarily due to exposure to light, not air1. Although oxygen may be involved it's misleading to call the colour change oxidation, and it would be more accurate to refer to the colour of older wood as ...


Well you are right, epoxy won't take a stain, and a gel stain does not need to be 'absorbed' so has a chance. Paint is even easier and more consistent. I am wondering more what look you are going for here. You talk of filing in cracks in the wood with epoxy but not being able to stain the wood. I'm trying to envision what the current project looks like now ...

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