|Forum topic by jbin89||posted 08-29-2012 04:21 PM||4323 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-29-2012 04:21 PM
This is my first major wood working project. I have made a table top out of 2 inch thick hemlock barn boards. I sanded them down and glued three pieces together to get top 60”X28”. See photo for unfinished top.
I am at the finishing stage, and after some reading and a trip to Lee Valley I decided to go with all natural 100% Tung oil.
It seems that there are a LOT of different opinions as to how to use the oil, and I wanted to get some guidance on the best method.
I have not mixed it with mineral spirits, but rather am just applying it directly. My questions are:
1) Is it a mistake to not mix it with anything? What are the pros/cons of adding solvents?
Thanks in advance for the help!