|Forum topic by drpdrp||posted 03-31-2014 09:37 AM||794 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-31-2014 09:37 AM
First sword is almost done and I am looking for a confidence boost/advice.
All shaped and assembled and sanded to 120. This wasn’t a meaningful milestone- it just got late and I had to come inside.
Blade is ash. Cross and pommel are walnut. Finish will be tung oil.
I’ve never used tung oil.
With other finishes on pine I’ve suffered really bad from the raising of the grain. Will I have a similar problem with the tung on hardwoods?
What do you guys thing is the appropriate level to sand this sort of thing to?