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Luke2220

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108 days ago

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 108 days ago

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 108 days ago

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 108 days ago

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#4 posted 107 days ago

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 107 days ago

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

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#6 posted 107 days ago

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

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shampeon

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#7 posted 107 days ago

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.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#8 posted 107 days ago

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 107 days ago

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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