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#1 posted 729 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 729 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 729 days ago

This is my first major wood working project. I have made a table top out of 2 inch thick hemlock barn boards. I sanded them down and glued three pieces together to get top 60”X28”.

I am at the finishing stage, and after some reading and a trip to Lee Valley I decided to go with all natural 100% Tung oil.

There are a LOT of different opinions as to how to use the oil, and I wanted to get some guidance on the best method.

I have not mixed it with mineral spirits, but rather am just applying it directly. My questions are:

1) Is it a mistake to not mix it with anything? What are the pros/cons of adding solvents?
2) How long should I wait between coats?
3) What is the best thing to do between coats? Sand it? Steel Wool? Buff it?
4)After a few coats, will the finish be blotchy? I have applied one coat so far, and while it looks great initially, after a few days it has become blotchy. I presume that is the wood soaking in the oil, and hope that after more coats it will look better.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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#4 posted 729 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

In regards to your question, if you post it in one of the forums here on Lumberjocks it will be seen by more people and you will get a much better response.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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SnowyRiver

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#5 posted 729 days ago

There is a skill share forum that would work well for your question. Good luck !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 729 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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