additional tung oil application effects on a specific wood piece

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05-29-2013 08:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tung oil refinishing light reflectivity question


i just found the forum using a search and figure you guys would probably have knowledge to answer.

i do woodburning artwork and only recently started. i have done several pieces and seen the effects of tung oil on them, but this piece is a bit different and i’d prefer not to ruin it.

i burned several flowers with stems onto a light shaded piece of wood. i don’t know woods, but i would guess pine. the grain seems right and the color, but it could be something else.

the flowers were burned with the grain from top to stem end. i wanted to give a bit more depth and a slight oriental feel and tried doing that by using a very used piece of heavy sandpaper. then swiped the sandpaper along the grain lines from top to bottom. giving a slightly grooved feel. the few grains still on the paper cut into the wood and wiped over the burned lines. giving it that depth and reflective qualities desired.

i used a little golden oak stain and rubbed in into the wood, but light in color depth. i dodn’t want to destroy the goldish light reflections caused by the slight grooving. my question is will addtional applications of tung oil destroy that grooving feel and take away the depth and textures and light refectiveness of those slight grooves?

thanks if someone can help

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