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#1 posted 12-20-2012 12:10 AM

I believe that it was likely due to inconsistent sanding on the endgrain in this case (or at least that explained the difference between the two). I would bet that the blotchier piece wasn’t sanded down as far and so the open grain picked up more oil.

Your solutions here are to either sand less finely (yeah sounds weird but play along) and let it soak up a lot of oil all over then polish it out, this will definitely leave the end darker but probably more consistently so sand more and be careful to sand the entire end grain to a higher polish than the rest.


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