|Forum topic by jjwoodshop||posted 01-21-2011 08:47 PM||1782 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-21-2011 08:47 PM
Hello forum! I recently completed a salad set. The project can be seen here:
As stated in the project summary, I am very pleased with the way they turned out.
The issue is post finish. I finished them over the last three nights with General Finishes Butcher Block Oi.
Here’s is my only frustration, and perhaps ya’ll can shed some light on this subject….
After three days of coating liberally and allowing to soak in the oil, last night I went to rinse these off with warm water and dish soap to put them away. When I did, the water raised the “hairs” of the wood. Before going under the faucet, the pieces were smooth as can be. After I rinsed and dried them my wife picked them up and said “now they are rough”.
So what gives? I did sand (by hand) up to 600 grit. Did I close the pores?? I also did not sand at 320 between coats of oil.
Any tips would be great!
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