Dull finish 😞
Hello - I’m new to wood working and this forum. Recently for stress relief (corporate life) I decided to tinker with wood. I made a cutting board from some exotic wood - straight forward glueing up a pattern. Came out nice and I liked it. Next up was an end grain cutting board - again, patter is beautiful (copied a design from google search). After planning routing and sanding (80, 120, 220, 320 grit) I diluted an oil based salad bow finish with mineral
Spirits and it looked amazing !). As it dried it was still beautiful with exception to the walnut ? The walnut end grain is dull - but the walnut top grain (visible on the side of the cutting board) is gorgeous ? Is this the wrong wood choice for end grain ? Did I not sand enough ? Is it resolvable ?
I will try and attach a picture