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Blog entry by thecarpentershands posted 794 days ago 1054 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, a fellow carpenter just told me about danish oil so naturally, i picked some up. I just put it on a cherry and ash box which I will be finishing soon and WOW! I was blown away by the enhancement of the oil. I have mainly been using linseed oil, shellac and polyurethane lately but I really think danish oil is going to open pandora’s box of finishes. Again, I’ll say WOW! God bless.

-- Brian M. Sharpe - http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCarpentersHands



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derosa

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#1 posted 794 days ago

It was the first stuff I used and I find I really like it the best as well for lots of small projects.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 793 days ago

I also use Danish oil but I mix it 50/50 with Tung oil and it works pretty good for me.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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MJCD

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#3 posted 793 days ago

Some essential points that I’ve learned about the Danish Oils:
Flood the first coat, then wipe-off the extra before completing the first coat; you want to ensure there is enough oil on the surface for the initial penetration – but do wipe it down once this has occurred; that is, don’t let it ‘pool’ on the surface.
Second, the first coat must dry completely before a light sanding, and second coat – this can take 12 to 24 hours, depending on temp and humidity.
try a non-steel wool 600 grit abrasive (Mirka Abarnet, for one). Using Steel Wool will create a metal particulate residue (the stuff breaks during the rubbing process), some of which will embed in the wood. Lightly abrade between coats.
Danish Oil does not ‘build’ rapidly: I find three-to-five coats are necessary.
I’m not an expert, and there are many within the Forum community.
MJCD

-- Lead By Example; Make a Difference

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robscastle

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#4 posted 792 days ago

An excellent product, remembering its particular characteristics of being exothermic though.
Dispose of all materials after using it, as we would not want an unexpected fire in a wood working area already full of many incompatable combustable products.

Or seal them in a metal tin for later.

Regards

Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert

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