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04-06-2014 03:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tung oil shellac boiled linseed oil blo

I swear i found a video a week or so ago where someone used tung oil on a project, gave it a few minutes to absorb, wiped off the excess, and immediately applied shellac. I think I saw it on the Fine Woodworking website but can’t locate it.

Has anyone tried this?

Maybe I got it mixed up with Boiled Linseed Oil.

Thanks for the help!


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#1 posted 04-06-2014 06:27 AM

Boiled Linseed oil, a light coat. I have tried this and it works well. I found the how to article in a Fine woodworking Quick and Easy projects magazine, fall 2012 printing. The article was by Jeff Jewitt.

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#2 posted 04-06-2014 11:42 AM

I’ve seen that too. I think it was BLO in the article I read, but I agree with above. It said a light coat and then shellac right after. Weird to think there isn’t much curing time, but I guess with a light coat it doesn’t matter. Jeff Jewitt knows a lot more about finishing than most of us, so…

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#3 posted 04-06-2014 11:51 AM

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#4 posted 04-06-2014 03:29 PM

Yes, I’ve done it. The alcohol in the shellac provides the oxygen for drying the oil, and the shellac provides a barrier coat that dries to the touch quickly.

You can also mix shellac with BLO/tung/Danish oil plus some DNA. A BLO/DNA/shellac mixture is my go-to wiping varnish.

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#5 posted 04-06-2014 03:58 PM

Ian, what are the ratios in your go-to finish?

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#6 posted 04-06-2014 04:36 PM

I use tung oil and apply shellac right away. Works great.

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#7 posted 04-06-2014 04:53 PM

Equal parts, but I eyeball it. I mix it in a mason jar and shake it up before each application, since it’ll separate eventually. Works equally as well for finishing pieces on the lathe as a friction finish.

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#8 posted 04-06-2014 05:12 PM

Pretty common in turning, you can even mix shellac and oil together and apply at the same time, just have to shake the bottle once in awhile.

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#9 posted 04-07-2014 01:27 AM

Fred, thanks for the link. I knew it was at Fine Woodworking I just couldn’t located it. Spent a couple of hours looking and then thought to myself, “I betta ask somebody.”

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