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Finishing wood with 100% pure Tung oil, using the Hub at Techshop.

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what you need

100% Pure Tung Oil
Rag or Cloth
Cardboard 
Frame to Oil... sanded and dust free

 
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Step 1: Finishing wood with 100% pure Tung oil, using the Hub at Techshop.

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I have always used 100% Pure Tung Oil when I am finishing my frames. I used a Cherry wood frame for this Instructable. The reason why i use 100% pure Tung Oil, is that you only need one coat of oil. Yep that is what i said one coat. 

Put down cardboard to cover the work surface. I pour that oil in to a small dish, so i don't end up spilling the oil over everything. Dipping the rag in to the oil, putting a medium amount of oil on to the rag.  Rubbing the oil into the wood, moving the direction of the grain. If you happen to apply to much oil, you can just wipe the oil off. 

Let the oil set for 24 hours before use. 

thanks. 

Step 2: Finishing wood with 100% pure Tung oil, using the Hub at Techshop.

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You may want to test a small piece of scrape wood to see what the finish is going to look like. i have pictures of a few different types of wood that I applied Tung Oil too. 

Poplar
Walnut
White Oak
Cherry

lime3D1 year ago
How does tung oil compare to boiled linseed oil?
butynski (author)  lime3D1 year ago
remind me next time you are in the shop, and i can go over everything with you.
Sounds good, thanks.
rimar20001 year ago
Nice finish. But here in Argentina, tung oil is quite expensive, around 18 dollars/liter. How much cost there?
butynski (author)  rimar20001 year ago
It is about $14 for a pint of Tung Oil here.
WOW, that is expensive for me, one pint equals ~ 0.473 liter.

But international prices are not comparable without other considerations, like average salary.
One coat! I'm sold! What kind of wood is in the first image of step 2?
butynski (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
Cherry, it is on the light side but it will darken with time.