I have been thinking about how this posting may sound to a lot of you. “Wow, this guy is an idiot, or he doesn’t have a clue on what he is doing.” These thoughts may be true and in some cases diffidently true. But…. but, I have been a custom woodworker for 16 years now. In all these years I have been working in high end custom shops from the east coast to the west coast. Not making boxes (uppers and lowers) I have had the fortune to have worked with a lot of amazingly talented craftspeople. I do now conciser myself as one of them…. In other words, ” I know what end to the tape to look at.”
Here it is. I made this table out of Sapele and used Watco Walnut oil stain. But the watco is still bleeding out of the pores of the grain after 3 weeks. I have used ton of sapele, so I am very familiar with this wood. Blah, Blah, Blah. I have not use watco very much. However, when I have, I like it.
The piece sat for a week before I sprayed it, to dry. Sprayed it. The next day I start seeing blotching. Next day more blotching, then came the colorful words Like; Son of a %^&$%, and Mother&%$&
$% , and *&%^*&^# !!! Trust me there were a lot more of then. I stripped it down, sanded, and then *&^$$&$@!!! I then used Lacquer thinner ( four times now). Heat gun it. I even put it in the sauna twice to cook any of this watco out and dry it. Still oozing!
This is one of the most baffling woodwork experiences I have ever encountered. I googled this and found some other with this problem. Have any of you experienced this with watco?
P.s. I think this posting tag might go under Woodburning!, if doesn’t stop oozing.