zeeway wrote:I would be concerned at the ability of the Danish oil to truly seal the end grain exposed in the v carving.
My kick at the cat: finish piece with Danish oil, then after that coat is dry, seal the piece with shellac one or two coats. Then v-carve, and paint the letters. When dry, sand off the surface and resell with shellac or varnish.
COWBOY1296 wrote:I like danish oil, but have noticed that top coats may not dry properly, so i tend to use it on raw wood only. But my favorite sealer and finish is General Finishes arm-a-seal. Unlike most poly's it does not turn your wood an ugly amber.
highpockets wrote: Wood will sometime expel excess oil causing a oil film on the surface, which can cause a sticky mess.
FixitMike wrote:highpockets wrote: Wood will sometime expel excess oil causing a oil film on the surface, which can cause a sticky mess.
And don't ship something that is finished in Danish oil by air until it is thoroughly cured. The lowered air pressure can also cause the oil to be expelled.
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