|Forum topic by rowjoe76||posted 02-24-2014 07:15 PM||6177 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-24-2014 07:15 PM
I’m currently constructing a stereo cabinet out of Walnut Veneer Plywood. I just started the process of applying Watco Danish Oil (Natural) to the individual pieces using the method outlined in the link below. I started by oiling one side of each piece, making sure to keep it flooded with oil. After one hour I completely wiped the pieces down and allowed them to dry for 48 hours. The pieces looked great! (see image 1 below)
Then came time to oil the opposite side of all the pieces….this did not go nearly as well. After letting the Watco DO sit for an hour and wiping down the wood, I was left with a blotchy surface and several areas that remained lighter than the others (especially around the edges) The difference between the two sides was night and day (see image 2 below)
What I fear happened, is that when I was rubbing off the oil from the first side I was getting oil on my gloves and and then transferring it to the other side of the piece. The Watco DO then dried on the surface, thus preventing deep penetration of the oil when it came time to do the other side.
Am I jumping the gun here? Will the next step of Wet Sanding with #400 grit correct the blotches and discoloration?
If wet sanding is not the answer, please advise what I can do to remedy this situation.
Thank you in advance,
FINISHING PLAN I’M USING: http://www.wwch.org/technique/finishes/oilfin.htm