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Forum topic by RedArrow posted 09-28-2011 03:01 PM 4840 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-28-2011 03:01 PM

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Here are a couple cribbage boards I’ve made. These are finished with “tung oil finish” I have mixed feelings about the results. I’ve been told that pure tung oil will give better results. What are your suggestions? I’m relatively new to finishing, so I would appreciate all the help I can get!

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#1 posted 09-28-2011 03:05 PM

I use a mixture of tung oil and bees wax ,it comes out rather nice.

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#2 posted 09-28-2011 05:16 PM

At what ratio? Do you rub this on, and then wipe off excess? Pure tung oil?

I’ve tried using sanding sealer, but it changes the color or the wood.

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#3 posted 09-28-2011 11:18 PM

I’d go with shellac.

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