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  1. Wood Finishing
    Let me start by saying I have zero experience w wood finishing. I’m making sofa end tables using live edge black walnut. Sanded them using 80,120,240 & 400. Used Real Milk Paint Pure Tung Oil mixed 1:1 with citrus solvent. Applied 3 coats and waited 2 weeks between each coat. Sanded w/ 400 grit...
  2. Wood Finishing
    After way too many hours of trying to figure it out I think I have it down to two ideas. Will sand to 150, raise grain with water and sand to 150 again first. First Idea Rub it in one coat of old masters tung oil varnish and let dry 24 hours. I was going to use an oil based wood filler...
  3. Project Showcase
    This is a laptop computer desk the client wanted. They live in a small apartment and needed a place to keep paperwork, but also that it could be hidden when company came over. I used SOSS hinges for the top and regular butt hinges for the front. The finish was poly/tung oil mix.
  4. Wood Finishing
    Hello folks, I'm finishing a pine table top with tung oil and am not sure how to prepare the surface for subsequent coats. I've read you can: - Rub the surface down with steel wool between coats. - Apply the next coat using steel wool. - Sand down with 400+ grit sandpaper between coats. -...
  5. Wood Finishing
    Has anyone used Tung oil extensively? I've heard many good thing about this relative expensive finishing material, the one dominant complain seems to be long drying time, especially if used in its pure form. My primary concern is the protection this finish can provide. I have some projects that...
  6. Wood Finishing
    Hi there! I'm looking for some expert advice on a dining table that someone made for me out of old barn wood. To the sanded unfinished top, I applied 3 coats of Behr Scandinavian Tung Oil Finish, which is a mixture of Lindseed oil, tung and wax. I had originally wanted to top the table with...
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