Rockler's Tung Oil, on the other hand, is not a “tung oil finish”; it’s the real thing – 100 percent pure tung oil. I bought tung oil sealer and polymerized tung oil (thinned with mineral spirits) from Lee Valley, and any tips for getting the most from this finish would be appreciated. I plan to make a freestanding shelf unit using maple plywood. Tung oil forms a hard surface once cured; at the same time, it is water-proof, durable, and has a glossy finish that gives the wood a ‘wet’ look. Both oils can achieve the result of a finish on your woodwork, but maintenance and durability as well as the amount of time invested in finishing the item is one big difference between tung oil and Danish oil. As Howard stated, test pieces first!! Thanks, Jesse David. Im finally getting started on these projects that Ive been talking about as of late. Minwax Tung Oil Finish is a good example. Oct 19, 2016 - Explore Multifilla's board "Tung oil", followed by 409 people on Pinterest. How would that look? These bowls were turned out of soft maple and finished with Pure Tung Oil cut with Citrus Solvent. Tags: maple; oil; tung; Page 2 of 2 < Prev 1 2. trujo777. Anything I can do? Thinking of using pure tung oil for your next project? Tung oil finish is accepted more than pure tung oil because this thinner version of the oil and it penetrates into the wood pores quickly. Tung oil is one of the most water resistant of cuing oils and has a centuries-long history of use as a final finish. It had the best neck Ive ever tried. Yay or nay? Great for turned bowls as it will permanently seal the wood to help prevent warping or cracking. Guitars: electric, acoustic; accessories; and other musical instruments. With 24 hours between coats. I’m making a 13.5”x25”x1.25” maple cutting board a friend’s wife requested for him to cut his smoked briskets on. Does tung oil become fully solid after application? I’m Brad, and I make how-to videos. This should be done before you apply tung oil. Is there a better choice you might recommend? I’ve done a few tests with Minwax stain, and, as I of course suspected, three coats of tung oil repel the stain. Or Minwax Tung Oil Finish (though it contains next to no tung oil). A place to discuss features, trade tips, tricks, synths, sample packs, and songs. I also use their citrus solvent to cut it. See more ideas about tung oil, tung oil finish, art and craft materials. Follow this easy beginner's guide from Real Milk Paint and start your new project today! Get tung oil through my affiliate link here: http://amzn.to/2CuRrZwHey guys! Joined: Nov 10, 2007 Messages: 3,379 Likes Received: 3 Trophy Points: 38 Location: Texas, USA. But they are smaller pieces of wood. Both of these are thinner than the tung/varnish and get well into the grain to pop figure in my opinion. Hello All, Im doing my first build with a Carvin BN maple neck and a Swamp ash strat body from B. Hefner. Reply. That's basically what it is. I will be applying this to a large sheet of inch-thick maple plywood for the surface as well as the legs which are made out of maple boards. I used pure tung oil thinned - I prefer the orange natural citrus solvent - until it didn't soak in anymore, then rubbed on Waterlox thinned with pure tung oil and solvent, the idea being to build up a finish. Think of this stuff as a sealer. I have chosen tung oil for the apparent simplicity of application. I have tung oil under Waterlox on the table that's used constantly, day in and out, and it's held up amazingly well. I slathered big thick coats of Tung Oil on my Gibson neck as much as possible before it would get to the dripping point , and let it dry 24 hours between coats ( or more if it felt tacky) - about 10 coats and it looks as thick and shiny like a thick glass coated Auto finish-or a Gibson High end Lacquer finish. Advantages of the Tung Oil It will seal in oil based grain filler, keep stains and body oils from soaking into the wood, but it can't stop a bullet like a lacquer or poly shell can. Should I use a wood conditioner on my maple wood before applying tung oil finish or polyurethane? JayS | Jan 27, 2006 06:11am | #6. Hello there. Before and After of … Im knew to cutting boards, I’ve used walrus oil on other boards but I’m not sure what exactly the process should be. I use tung oil in the mix as it will impart a little less color than boiled linseed oil (BLO), but either will work fine in the mix. Tung oil is undoubtedly a good thing for wood. Once the product on which this oil dries, you are left with 100% pure tung oil.It is then covered by 100% pure tung oil to create a thicker, solid layer. Initially, tung oil fills up the cracks and holes in the wood’s surface and dries over time to become fully solid (almost like acrylic plastic) and impenetrable. Tung oil is a type of natural drying oil commonly used as a finish in woodworking projects. Joined: Apr 27, 2006 Messages: 163 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 0. Watco Danish Oil and tung oil are two types of wood-finishing oil with distinctly different properties. Initial sanding 120then 220.: First coat thinned 50/50 with Mineral spirits I have tried a bit of both on a test piece of wood and so far I have not noticed any blotching or other issues. I have the small chest of drawers built and finished with three coats of Tung Oil (100% tung oil from Rockler ). pins | Jan 12, 2007 04:29am | #1. So ... that guitar, even through it was super cheap. I like to use tung oil on maple but I almost always use a coat or two of teak oil first. Using 3/4 Maple veneer ply from Home Depot for the inset area and solid maple for the perimeter. Watco Danish Oil is a brand name of Danish oil. trujo777, Mar 3, 2008 #21. I'm not sure you would want to use polymerized tung oil on maple counter tops. such as pine, alder, and maple, wipe on a thin c oa t ,he nw ip ff.Al d ry g4-6 us and sand smooth, remove dust as above and apply ZAR® Interior Oil Base Stain. When applied to a raw surface, the oil hardens to protect and add luster to the wood. X. Tung oil on maple? Real tung oil is usually labeled 100% tung oil and never contains a thinner. Raise the grain, sand, and then begin. Boiled linseed oil cures faster than tung oil, overnight in a warm room when all the excess is wiped off, as opposed to two or three days for tung oil. For the new Jazzmaster, I want the color of the maple to be close to natural, but I also want to be able to see the flame. There’s also a lot of confusion regarding the application of real pure tung oil. I waited 24 hours between each coat. After 2 cycles of water soaking, the average of the soaked shear strength of glued maple specimens with WCM/tung oil adhesives was 3.49 MPa, representing a water resistance improvement of 46.6%, compared to the control value (2.38 MPa). Almost all experts agree that using a cloth moistened with warm water is the easiest way to raise the grain on your project before oiling. I also like the way it looks now man. I want to oil the entire guitar and have been reading so much info on both Tung and tru-oil that I have info overload! Its for a maple top on a les paul type guitar. Now they’re going on a light colored wall and I wish they were darker. Has anyone got a picture of maple finished with Tung Oil? UNITED GILSONITE LABORATORIES MAILING: P.O. It does wear, but almost anything applied that thinly also would. Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Z3r0_G, Feb 5, 2008. Amazon's Golden is my favorite but Watco works well. After sanding and cleaning the wood surface to remove any previous finish, spread the oil along the grain pattern using a clean, lint-free rag. From my experience with pure tung oil, if you treat it like every other finish and just let it sit, it will never cure. Tung oil is one of the most confusing finishes out there, given that there is tung oil, and tung oil finish. Re: Tung oil on maple neck. Replies. #RealMilkPaintCo #FoodContactSafe #PlantBasedWoodFinisher #PureTungOil . Going more for a more matte/satin vintage look. Not wanting a thick & shiny finish, if I can avoid it. Equal parts of oil, gloss poly and mineral spirits. I use the MilkPaint Pure Tung oil you show in the graphic. Final Words. For this study, the hot-press temperature (100–130 °C) was not critical for improving the water resistance of WCM or CSPI with tung oil. I owned Cort Hiram Bullock HBS model, problem is - I sold guitar to pay collage stuff. Click to learn more! That is, it turns more orange as it ages. Just my two cents...Tim . Yes it does, and yes you can. I've read/seen where as many as 10 coats are applied. Can I get away with 3-4? The primary differences between linseed oil and tung oil are as follows: Linseed oil “yellows” more than tung oil. Pure Tung Oil is a hard drying, food contact safe, 100% plant based wood finish. Do I need to apply some sort of dye to make the flame noticeable prior to applying the tung oil? But I have a question about finishing maple/maple necks. I just have one unusual question, its about one guitar which I owned in the past. No, literally never. 1.2k members in the DelugeUsers community. Tung Oil never dries and you can’t get a good result from it. While oil finishes do a wonderful job at highlighting the figure in curly maple, they also add a gentle amber color. The end product is a beautiful, reflective layer which gives off a shining appearance. I would be curious what it looks like without the tung oil at all (or before and after adding the tung oil). An oil such as tung oil or boiled linseed oil will also reveal and add punch to figure that may have been difficult to see in the raw board. Tung oil or China wood oil is a drying oil obtained by pressing the seed from the nut of the tung tree (Vernicia fordii).Tung oil hardens upon exposure to air (through polymerization), and the resulting coating is transparent and has a deep, almost wet look.Used mostly for finishing and protecting wood, after numerous coats, the finish can even look plastic-like. How many coats do you apply? Just doesn't perform like the standard. King David. Here is what I have in my mind. Many will suggest using low odor mineral spirits in the mix, but I've tried it and hate the low odor formulation. Hey All you finish gurus out there! – Ken Woodruff . 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