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#1 posted 11-11-2012 02:19 PM

Tung oil (made from the tung nut) is interesting stuff. It is an oil, but upon exposure to air it becomes a wax over time. This is why it takes longer to “dry”. One thing to know. When you store it, make sure there is very little air in the container or over time it will turn into wax. As I use it up I usually decant (pour) it into smaller and smaller containers, usually Ball jelly jars used for canning that are obtainable from the supermarket. I have also dropped some marbles into the jar to raise the oil level close to the top of the jar.


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