|Forum topic by gcap74||posted 06-25-2015 09:14 PM||466 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
06-25-2015 09:14 PM
I have been making a few end grain cutting boards over the last couple of months to perfect my design etc. For all of them to date I have sanded to 320, and applied generous coats of Mahoney’s Utility Finish, followed by a couple coats of the Oil Wax Finish. I’ve never had a problem with it until this week.
This time I made a board that I planned to give as a gift and for some reason decided to sand it to 600 using my ROS. I then went through the same procedure applying a few coats of Mahoney’s Utility finish. However, this time the oil does not seem to want to dry.
I have used Mahoney’s on a large number of wooden spoons and a few boards and never had an issue. But now it’s a week later and there is still an oily film on the board and occasionally there are wet spots that appear. I heated the oil before applying and have yet to apply the wax.
I was hoping to get this shipped soon to be in time for a birthday, but I am not quite sure what to do. Did sanding to 600 cause my problem? And is there anything i can do at this point to fix it?
Would the Oil Wax Finish create a wax barrier that may make it feel more dry?