Not wanting a thick & shiny finish, if I can avoid it. Thanks, Jesse David. Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Z3r0_G, Feb 5, 2008. 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. 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. I use the MilkPaint Pure Tung oil you show in the graphic. With 24 hours between coats. #RealMilkPaintCo #FoodContactSafe #PlantBasedWoodFinisher #PureTungOil . Pure Tung Oil is a hard drying, food contact safe, 100% plant based wood finish. Final Words. There are countless recipes for what cut to use. trujo777, Mar 3, 2008 #21. I also use their citrus solvent to cut it. No, literally never. That's basically what it is. 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 undoubtedly a good thing for wood. I plan to make a freestanding shelf unit using maple plywood. Im finally getting started on these projects that Ive been talking about as of late. 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. Replies. Oct 19, 2016 - Explore Multifilla's board "Tung oil", followed by 409 people on Pinterest. That is, it turns more orange as it ages. I knew the tung oil wouldn’t give maple much color, and I was fine with that, as the shelves would be mounted on a dark-colored wall. The primary differences between linseed oil and tung oil are as follows: Linseed oil “yellows” more than tung oil. 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. 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. Watco Danish Oil and tung oil are two types of wood-finishing oil with distinctly different properties. While oil finishes do a wonderful job at highlighting the figure in curly maple, they also add a gentle amber color. Or Minwax Tung Oil Finish (though it contains next to no tung oil). Follow this easy beginner's guide from Real Milk Paint and start your new project today! Yay or nay? Rockler's Tung Oil, on the other hand, is not a “tung oil finish”; it’s the real thing – 100 percent pure tung oil. When applied to a raw surface, the oil hardens to protect and add luster to the wood. Tung oil is a type of natural drying oil commonly used as a finish in woodworking projects. Amongst all other oil treatments available, Tung oil is the only on that polymerizes (hardens) completely and does not darken as it ages and is less vulnerable to molds. Minwax Tung Oil Finish is a good example. I’ve done a few tests with Minwax stain, and, as I of course suspected, three coats of tung oil repel the stain. Should I use a wood conditioner on my maple wood before applying tung oil finish or polyurethane? Advantages of the Tung Oil Can I get away with 3-4? 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. Anything I can do? Hello there. Before and After of … Guitars: electric, acoustic; accessories; and other musical instruments. It does wear, but almost anything applied that thinly also would. 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 would be curious what it looks like without the tung oil at all (or before and after adding the tung oil). I owned Cort Hiram Bullock HBS model, problem is - I sold guitar to pay collage stuff. Tung oil on maple? Using 3/4 Maple veneer ply from Home Depot for the inset area and solid maple for the perimeter. Just doesn't perform like the standard. I also like the way it looks now man. Reply. Here is what I have in my mind. Initial sanding 120then 220.: First coat thinned 50/50 with Mineral spirits So ... that guitar, even through it was super cheap. 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. Tung oil is one of the most water resistant of cuing oils and has a centuries-long history of use as a final finish. Great for turned bowls as it will permanently seal the wood to help prevent warping or cracking. A place to discuss features, trade tips, tricks, synths, sample packs, and songs. Real tung oil is usually labeled 100% tung oil and never contains a thinner. Its for a maple top on a les paul type guitar. Do I need to apply some sort of dye to make the flame noticeable prior to applying the tung oil? Is there a better choice you might recommend? UNITED GILSONITE LABORATORIES MAILING: P.O. I have tung oil under Waterlox on the table that's used constantly, day in and out, and it's held up amazingly well. Watco Danish Oil is a brand name of Danish oil. Think of this stuff as a sealer. Has anyone got a picture of maple finished with Tung Oil? Tags: maple; oil; tung; Page 2 of 2 < Prev 1 2. trujo777. – Ken Woodruff . Going more for a more matte/satin vintage look. 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. 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. Hey All you finish gurus out there! These bowls were turned out of soft maple and finished with Pure Tung Oil cut with Citrus Solvent. Does tung oil become fully solid after application? But they are smaller pieces of wood. 1.2k members in the DelugeUsers community. Joined: Nov 10, 2007 Messages: 3,379 Likes Received: 3 Trophy Points: 38 Location: Texas, USA. Hello All, Im doing my first build with a Carvin BN maple neck and a Swamp ash strat body from B. Hefner. This should be done before you apply tung oil. But I have a question about finishing maple/maple necks. Many will suggest using low odor mineral spirits in the mix, but I've tried it and hate the low odor formulation. How would that look? Thinking of using pure tung oil for your next project? 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 finished the walnut as well as the maple in the neck with tung oil, and was happy with the results and ease of application of the finish. From my experience with pure tung oil, if you treat it like every other finish and just let it sit, it will never cure. 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. Just my two cents...Tim . 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). X. The end product is a beautiful, reflective layer which gives off a shining appearance. Equal parts of oil, gloss poly and mineral spirits. Both of these are thinner than the tung/varnish and get well into the grain to pop figure in my opinion. I just have one unusual question, its about one guitar which I owned in the past. It had the best neck Ive ever tried. 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! Now they’re going on a light colored wall and I wish they were darker. I've read/seen where as many as 10 coats are applied. Yes it does, and yes you can. Raise the grain, sand, and then begin. There’s also a lot of confusion regarding the application of real pure tung oil. Tung oil is one of the most confusing finishes out there, given that there is tung oil, and tung oil finish. I waited 24 hours between each coat. But still smooooth. Amazon's Golden is my favorite but Watco works well. 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. 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