Yes. Plus, I've used all the options mentioned so far. Tung oil is, by far, the easiest to use and it dries overnight. I usually put it in my drying oven (about 105 degrees with 17% humidity) and it will dry in a hour or two. I especially like satin Tung oil. It stands up to use and, if it gets knarly, you can usually buff it out or just wipe it a few times. It takes about three or four coats to get that deep finish that is nice. Don't put it on terribly thick - I wipe it on with a rag so it is glistening but not running or showing ripples.
Originally Posted by DominoM
If your wood needs stabilized, then I have used Minwax preservative and then applied Tung oil. While the instructions say don't apply to sealed wood, it still works fine on the Minwax product - in fact, it seems to work even better. Both of the following handles used that technqiue:
Last edited by ladykate; 05-24-2012 at 08:03 PM.
Inventor of the world's first safety vibrating Kamisori with night light. Go to http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/299465-A-milder-Kamisori: Inventor of the Weckisori - (thanks sychodelix)