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 Post subject: Tung Oil
PostPosted: Jan Thu 16, 2020 2:38 pm 
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Is this good for coating a clean radio cabinet?


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 Post subject: Re: Tung Oil
PostPosted: Jan Fri 17, 2020 1:16 am 
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I’ve used tung oil as a finish on many wood projects. Cutting boards, bowls, stuff like that. I have NOT used it on any radios. Tung oil is food safe and sustainable. If you like the tung oil look and feel. There is a variation that a hugely respected master woodworker, Sam Maloof, came up with that I have used on a lot of my woodworking projects. 1/3 Urethane (semi gloss) 1/3 Raw Tung oil 1/3 Boiled Linseed Oil. This is a wipe on finish and after 4 or 5 coats, wet sanding w/800-100 in between coats, it produces a velvety finish that everyone loves to feel. If you use it, I think you'll like it. but it's not "traditional." I prefer to use the original finishes when I'm restoring or refinishing antique furniture. Here's a photo of a chair I just finished using this tung oil recipe.
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 Post subject: Re: Tung Oil
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 10:35 am 
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Way to ruin a radio me thinks.

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 Post subject: Re: Tung Oil
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 12:49 pm 
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jimbenedict wrote:
Is this good for coating a clean radio cabinet?


Clean, as in a clean original finish? Or clean, as in the old finished stripped to bare wood?

I believe tung oil is typically used on bare wood, not on over old finish.

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 Post subject: Re: Tung Oil
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processhead wrote:
jimbenedict wrote:
Is this good for coating a clean radio cabinet?


Clean, as in a clean original finish? Or clean, as in the old finished stripped to bare wood?

I believe tung old is typically used on bare wood, not on over old finish.

Original finish


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 Post subject: Re: Tung Oil
PostPosted: Jan Mon 20, 2020 2:23 pm 
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Most of what is sold as "tung oil" is just thinned varnish. Pure tung oil won't completely dry.


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 Post subject: Re: Tung Oil
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2020 5:24 pm 
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jimbenedict wrote:
processhead wrote:
jimbenedict wrote:
Is this good for coating a clean radio cabinet?


Clean, as in a clean original finish? Or clean, as in the old finished stripped to bare wood?

I believe tung old is typically used on bare wood, not on over old finish.

Original finish

Interesting...I had a friend tell me I was crazy for cleaning a dirty finished cabinet with gojo and that I should have used tung oil... I went to the store looked at the can and saw "apply to bare wood" and thought he must have been pulling my leg.
Maybe I'll test this on something I don't care about...


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 Post subject: Re: Tung Oil
PostPosted: Jan Fri 24, 2020 9:14 pm 
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Electronic Memory wrote:
.......Interesting...I had a friend tell me I was crazy for cleaning a dirty finished cabinet with gojo and that I should have used tung oil... ...
I've used tung oil many years ago and while it gave an acceptable finish I would never apply it, or any varnish, finishing oil. etc. to a dirty finish. As others have said all the tung oils I have seen are actually more of a thinned varnish that would dry with dirt under the finish.

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