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Posted on First time finishing. Help needed.

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#1 posted 12-05-2011 11:49 PM

Danish Oil isn’t so much an oil by itself.. It usually consists of mineral spirits, an oil of some sort, and a varnish/poly part. That’s why I like it as a finish in and of itself.. You can also make it yourself and save quite a bit of money (and by using better ingredients than a store-bought brand might have)

Personally, I love a heartwood/sapwood mix if the piece is going to be solely walnut. It adds a nice contrast. If you’re mixing in other woods (like maple or oak), either trim off or dye the sapwood.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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