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  1. Wood Finishing
    So most descriptions of the Sam Maloof Mix include "Mixture 2 Recipe Mix 2 handfuls of shredded beeswax to equal parts of boiled linseed oil and raw tung oil. Heat the mixture in a double-boiler on an electric hotplate just until the wax melts. Due to the volatile nature of the ingredients, brew...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi I am on here in hopes of getting advise about how to finish a walnut countertop. I ordered this countertop from J Aaron and it is gorgeous. Came to me unfinished. Just needing to be sanded perfectly smooth and finished. Their suggestion was to use this Rubio Monocoat finish. Which I did. But...
  3. Wood Finishing
    Hi everyone, I have a question regarding pure Tung oil from realmilkpaint.com, not a tung oil finish/varnish. I applied a mixture of 50:50 Tung oil/citrus oil with a long soak, and then a 2:1 mix in two coats to a white cedar cabinet. Each 2:1 coat 12-24 hours between each other (short I know)...
  4. Wood Finishing
    I wanted to make a cutting board for my mother for her birthday and I really like the way tung oil makes the grain pop. I know there is some controversy as to whether or not tung is food safe. There are no food allergies in the family. Can anyone help me out? Is it food safe? I have yet to find...
  5. Wood Finishing
    A client sent me a table that she needs refinished. The table was site unseen as I was out of town when it was delivered. She had mentioned the table had been coated in "many layers of Tung Oil" which had remained sticky and tacky over the years. Little did I know...that was the understatement...
  6. Wood Finishing
    Dear Expert Wood Finishers, We have installed new black walnut trim sills and trim around doors. Now we are trying to find the absolute best way to finish it. We did a bunch of different samples, and the one which looked best to me was TUNG OIL only. We tried some samples with laquer over...
  7. Wood Finishing
    Hi guys: I have searched online for this information a lot but still would like to hear more from you guys. I have tried tung oil specifically on four types of wood: basswood, black walnut, hard maple and wenge. The surfaces are sanded from 220 grit up to 400 grit prior to oil...
  8. Wood Finishing
    Hei guys: I am contemplating involve both Water-Based Polycrylic and 100% Tung oil in the same project. The wood is basswood. The two types of finishing won't cover the same area, but will likely meet each other at boundaries of two adjacent surfaces. Specifically, imagine a square...
  9. Wood Finishing
    I'm working on a small table project using maple and I would like it to have an unfinished appearance (no gloss, natural color, not darkened). Since it's a table, I don't want to leave it unfinished. I've done some reading on pure Tung Oil and it seems this might work, but I have no idea. I've...
  10. Wood Finishing
    Hello all. First of all I've enjoyed reading some of the excellent threads on the forum, thanks to everyone who puts their time into making this a fun place. I finally got around to extending my workbench this last week but haven't decided how to finish it. The original part is on the left...
  11. Wood Finishing
    Hi there, I just started my first woodworking project - refinishing a redwood slab and making a coffee table out of it. After thoroughly sanding it, I've been refinishing it with 100% pure tung oil, sanding it lightly with 0000 steel wool then wiping with tack cloth in between coats. I've...
  12. 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...
  13. Wood Finishing
    Hello everyone, I have a beautiful maple bed that I am in the midst of finishing... finally. I have read alot of information used multiple test peices even top few on the under/backsides of the head board legs. I decided on watco cherry danish oil mixed with tung oil, as it produced the rich...
  14. Wood Finishing
    Hi all! I have just completed a headboard for my room. It's 5 1/2' tall x 6 1/2T wide. I stained it with Minwax red mahogany , and am pleased with the results. I have used Tung Oil Finish (not pure oil) on a fireplace mantle before and really liked the finish. I would like to use it on the...
  15. Wood Finishing
    I'm trying to match the color/finish/sheen of this piece of furniture http://www.crateandbarrel.com/ainsworth-walnut-64-media-console-with-wood-glass-doors/s674993. I've spend a considerable amout of time looking at different threads and I can't seem to figure it out. The description says it is...
  16. Wood Finishing
    I just built a computer desk out of pine wood. I stained the wood with 2 coats of minwax red oak stain. I am going to use tung oil to finish the desk. I bought Formbys high gloss tung oil. Here is the way a friend told me to apply. Please tell me if this is a good way. Thanks 1.) Use .0000...
  17. Project Showcase
    I'll preface this by saying that I have built lots of stuff over the years, but this is one of the first things that I have made with the intention of having precise, solid joinery, not being over-built, and held together with only glue (and small screws for the hinges). I started with some...
  18. Wood Finishing
    Hi all, my first post, I have a little project, rack for home theatre eqpt., and I've made it out of plywood with a veneer face, I'm now at the finishing stage and almost ready to give up. I chose tung oil after having read good things about it (forgiving, not yellowing with age, etc.). I...
  19. Wood Finishing
    Hello all, I'm soon to be stripping and refinishing old oak floors in my house. I am set on doing them in a white wash and have done a fair bit of research on different techniques and applications. I would also like to be as environmentally sound as possible. Initially, I settled on a recipe...
  20. Wood Finishing
    Anyone have some tips on what I can do to resurface either a poly or varnish coating on a cigar box? I build cigar box guitars and usually just have a plain wood that I can apply tung oil too. I like this box and graphics. It has some scratches in the coating. Should I just steel wool it and...
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