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    I usually apply linseed oil to slow cracking on my polar bears, and while finishing up a brown bear, am realized the Danish oil is coming out too light! I should not have linseed oiled him I guess!
    How can I fix it!
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    I use artist grade LSO and add a bit of raw umber or another color I like. Not familiar with the Danish Oil.
    Bill
    Living among knives and fire.

    http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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    • #3
      I am wondering if I can wipe it off and use fine steel wool to take it down.
      The linseed oil really slows crackin, wasn't thinking of the Danish oil until the mistake!

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      • #4
        I'm not sure, but it is a penetrating finish and might cause more problems. I've found monkeying around always makes things worse. ☹ However I never had the problem and someone with experience might have a solution. I wonder if you could test a piece of basswood and put on the Danish finish and then put the linseed over it?
        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

        http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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        • #5
          I have had no problems with putting oils over the danish, or even tung oil under the danish.
          This tho, dangit!
          I only have willows, no other woods, no stores up here, I have paint thinner tho!

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          • #6
            You might also use Watco Danish Oil, Golden Oak. I use one on top of the other on occassion
            . . .JoeB

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            • #7
              The only one they sold at the home hardware store in town was Watco light walnut.
              I sanded it down, steel wooled it, and wiped it down with acetone.
              the color is all off, now I am wondering if the Danish oil will hold, or should I sand some more.

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              • #8
                Your venturing to waters that I've never treaded
                . . .JoeB

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                • #9
                  Hi Becky , they both are Cute little Buggers. I think you have taken enough off the Surface to redo your Finish . What you are going thru is trying different things to get what you want the Bear to look like , that is the Fun part of this Hobby . You may end up with better results than expected . Try thinning Brown Paint and Paint him , I used Acrylic Paint . Your Interest and Determination is Showing so keep it up and have Fun . Merle

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                  • #10
                    Thank you!
                    After the acetone, i waited ten minutes than reapplied the Danish oil, it is much better now!
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                    • #11
                      Hi Becky , feels good when a Plan comes together , Huh ? Ha,Ha. Good Job. Merle

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                      • #12
                        Yes!
                        would have not been such a crisis, but it's an ordered piece lol!

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                        • #13
                          Unfortunately they don't sell acrylic paint here, I am stuck with minimal oils, sometimes bush life is trying!

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                          • #14
                            What about Amazon, that is kind of my go-to place anymore, at least first, then elsewhere if I have too
                            . . .JoeB

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                            • #15
                              Opus Art Supplies, Vancouver. Big old mail-order presence.
                              Brian T

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