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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 231 days ago

I have found that Formby’s tung oil give the wood feel and look pretty good and it comes up to a good sheen after three coats. I sand with 400 and water between coats even though they say to use steel wool.

Be sure to blow all the dust off the wood before you stain. You would be surprised how much dust gets in the pores when sanding. When you stain over it, it leaves it pretty rough. That could be part of what you are seeing. I read the finishing techniques of a guy that uses tung oil and he vacuums his pieces before finishing with anything.

I think oil finishes will leave the wood more natural than poly which builds to a more of a “plastic” finish.

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