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#1 posted 11-20-2011 10:46 PM

What grit are you sanding down to? Most exotics look best at 600+, and what wood is that, a lot of wood changes color or loose contrast when finished… hmmm.. and if you use Tung oil, some brands can give an unhealthy yellow tint making creams into other colors, but then I am partially color blind, but I notice tung oil tend to darken more than a natural finish danish oil. Both oil, in my opinion, don’t always enhance the grain because they fill cell areas to catch light… and unusual grains can be dark.. or blotchy areas. But then I also feel that using a blotch control makes the wood look like plastic. Maybe you should forgo sand paper and use scraper cards. that will limit how much dust gets stuck in the oil as well.

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