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#172374 - 06/24/18 08:58 PM Re: David Roeder 6" hunter [Re: Windsor]
W Polidori Offline
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Originally Posted By: Windsor
Originally Posted By: coachblalock
When I read "not stabilized", the first thing I thought was TUNG OIL.

Be nice to see what Mango wood looks like after 15-20 light coats of Tung Oil done 2-3 days apart.


That last pic is with three coats of tung oil mixed 50:50 with mineral spirits, at least a week between coating runs. The wood isn't really taking it in, so must be a particularly hard piece. (better for me!)

I'll keep working on it, of course.


Rob,

Could take time but maybe soaking the handle is the ticket.
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#173958 - 08/24/18 12:33 PM Re: David Roeder 6" hunter [Re: W Polidori]
coachblalock Offline
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Registered: 12/03/16
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Loc: Lake Fork, East Texas
Originally Posted By: W Polidori
Originally Posted By: Windsor
Originally Posted By: coachblalock
When I read "not stabilized", the first thing I thought was TUNG OIL.

Be nice to see what Mango wood looks like after 15-20 light coats of Tung Oil done 2-3 days apart.


That last pic is with three coats of tung oil mixed 50:50 with mineral spirits, at least a week between coating runs. The wood isn't really taking it in, so must be a particularly hard piece. (better for me!)



I'll keep working on it, of course.


Rob,



Could take time but maybe soaking the handle is the ticket.




If you will bring it down here to Texas and set it out in this 100 degree heat, it will take it.

I paint my BBQ smoker with used fish grease every Summer in order to keep it from rusting and it will dry in a couple of days in this heat.


Edited by coachblalock (08/24/18 12:41 PM)
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