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Bob

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05-22-2009 08:17 PM

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I am current finishing building 13 jewelry boxes ( 3 different designs) and i am using tung oil as a finish. my question to all you finish wizards out there is do i use a paste wax or a polyurathane or what to finish them off? I would appreciate any and all comments.


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#1 posted 05-22-2009 09:04 PM

Try one each way and see what you like best.

Are you using pure tung oil? There are a lot of tung oil products on the market that contain varnish, and these need no further finish at all.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-22-2009 10:29 PM

Pure tung oil will take forever to dry, if it ever really does. Putting a finish over it is silly. I would use BLO if I wanted to put an oil before the finish, or I would purchase a clear oil based stain like Minwax. Then Spray clear. Use shellac between the oil and poly to better adhesion. You may just mix tung oil, blo, and poly together. That makes a good finish. Can you advise us as to what sheen you are wanting? (natural, satin, semi-gloss, gloss)

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#3 posted 05-23-2009 03:17 AM

thx for the advice kolwdwrkr…. can you tell what BLO is ? ...i would like to try that recipe … what percentages do u use to get a gloss….a semigloss … and a satin?

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#4 posted 05-23-2009 05:23 AM

BLO = boiled linseed oil. The gloss level will be determined by what gloss level of poly you use in the mix.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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