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    Going to try a different Polymerizing oil today. Primarily Safflower oil it is supposed to cure similar to pure tung oil in about a month.
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    Ed
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    Some initial observations. Since I normally work with Milk’s pure tung oil that is my reference point.
    Out of the bottle this is a slightly thinner product it absorbed quickly into the wood and the only odor was a hint of lime so slight you need to almost stick your nose on the wood to smell it.

    Before and after.

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    Last edited by Nebraska; 01-20-2021, 04:01 PM.
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    • #3
      I do like that color, some what like my mixture of tung and ..............oh dear! senior moment here. But here I think the wood has a lot to do with it too.
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      • #4
        Nice looking fish Ed. I have never used Safflower oil. I use the same Tung oil when using a oil finish. Depending on weather and humidity I wait 2 days to a week + between coats of tung oil. Are you waiting for the safflower oil to cure or how long do you think you will wait between coats with this oil?
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        • #5
          You must carve a pile of French Fries to go with the fish, looks good enough to eat.

          I've been using MinWax Tung Oil Protective Finish (TOPF for short). One coat is matte, smell goes away in about a week at room temperature. Four coats is water-wet glossy, maybe a rub with XXX coarse steel wool after the first coat has set up. Never any sandpaper fiddle.
          Brian T

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Randy View Post
            Nice looking fish Ed. I have never used Safflower oil. I use the same Tung oil when using a oil finish. Depending on weather and humidity I wait 2 days to a week + between coats of tung oil. Are you waiting for the safflower oil to cure or how long do you think you will wait between coats with this oil?
            Randy,

            I will take a look in the morning but my inclination at this point is to let the first coat cure fully then give it a coat of satin polyurethane. I seem to be adopting a less is more attitude towards finish these days. The complete lack of odor was nice you could apply this at the kitchen table and no one would notice. It’s sitting on the shelf in my office no oil smell when you walk in the room.
            Last edited by Nebraska; 01-20-2021, 09:19 PM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by NoDNA View Post
              I do like that color, some what like my mixture of tung and ..............oh dear! senior moment here. But here I think the wood has a lot to do with it too.
              Yes this basswood has a bit more color to begin with. This oil soaked in without thinning and really enjoyed the lack of odor.
              Ed
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brian T View Post
                You must carve a pile of French Fries to go with the fish, looks good enough to eat.

                I've been using MinWax Tung Oil Protective Finish (TOPF for short). One coat is matte, smell goes away in about a week at room temperature. Four coats is water-wet glossy, maybe a rub with XXX coarse steel wool after the first coat has set up. Never any sandpaper fiddle.
                This was nice no noticeable odor even during application.
                Ed
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                • #9
                  Nice fish Ed and an interesting finishing product.

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