danish chair ( first coat of danish oil)

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Project by Annushka posted 979 days ago 3181 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, today I did some more sanding with 320 and applied first coat of Tung oil. Not that I m disappointed but I guess I’m not a teak wood lover. I confess I do love cherry wood. The chair got very dark and the wood is still looking dry and flat. I miss the look of unfinished chair and I would go with soap finish , but it is high maintenance and impossible with kids around.

-- Annushka

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Blake Thornton

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#1 posted 978 days ago

It’ll shine right up with some varnish or polyurethane or something.

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#2 posted 978 days ago

looks great! just needs some more tung oil and possibly some poly or varnish like Blake mentioned to shine it up.

are you using pure tung oil and tung oil varnish/blend?

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#3 posted 978 days ago

a few more times and buffing and you will notice the different :-)
if you want a higher gloss/Shine then take a look at some of Mads´s (Mafe) blogs
on making tools he more or less use oil and wax with a buffing


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#4 posted 978 days ago

maybe the other chair just got a clear coat without any oil? or maybe the other chair needs to re-oiled and finished, also?

if you really dont like the oil on you could possibly take it out with some elbow grease and a bunch of alcohol on a rag

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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#5 posted 978 days ago

Indeed. Wax and buff and you will have a nice, glowing chair.

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#6 posted 978 days ago

Ever consider the Beal buffing system?

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#7 posted 978 days ago

I think it’s looking great. As others have said, poly or wax at this point will put a nice sheen on it.

Woodbutcher3: I love my Beall buffing system, but I can’t imagine trying to do a chair with it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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George Coles

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#8 posted 975 days ago

Maybe you could try my method of oiling. I flood the piece for 20 mins with oil, then rub with 1000 grt paper. I do this three times. I then use 000 steel wool for light buffing. Then two coats of canubera wax to give it a low sheen.

Lots of rubbing but seems to work well.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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