|Forum topic by pauls||posted 03-19-2010 10:20 PM||1633 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-19-2010 10:20 PM
This is my first time using the Lumberjocks network. I am fairly new at woodworking and I recently made a counter top using narrow strips of 4 types of woods, Jatoba, Walnut, Birch, and Cherry. I used 15 strips and each are about 3/4 inch thick by about 1.5” wide and about 5 feet long and they are all glued up and glued down to the old counter top. It looked really great until I finished it using Tung oil diluted 50% with mineral spirits. I just learned the hard way about splotching, especially in the cherry and birch. I had used tung oil in the past on some smaller projects, a desk top organizer and some small boxes and did I not have problem with splotching but this time it turned out messy. Such is life..
At this point I have completely sanded off the tung oil finish and it loooks much better but I am still left with quite a bit of splotching in the cherry and birch.
Does anyone know how to get rid of the splotching??? I thought about using some lacquer/shellac remover but, having already leared a hard lesson, I am cautious doing anything more until I get some good advice.
Added note: I also just purchased the book on Finishing by Jeff Jewitt and I am now learning how to do it right..after the fact…but sometime that is what learning is about.
-- PS. "Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours." R. Bach