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Still new to turning and this is about my 10th bowl and the first one I did using just gouges, having started with carbides. Pleased with the shape and finish but need to get a bit more depth to it. May put it back on the lathe and do that at some point. Paduak is now my favourite wood.
May I ask where you get your walnut oil/what brand it is? From my googling, it seems the Americans have a brand called Mahoney's which seems to be the go to brand for wood finishing, rather than the culinary type, but I can't see any equivalent here in the UK?Wanted to try a different finish to the beeswax furniture polish I've been using so today while in town I picked up a tin of pure walnut oil to use as a foodsafe finish, when I got home I went straight out to put a coat on the cherrywood pedestal bowl I started a while ago, this piece is going to be a Xmas gift for a friend, pretty sure he will love it asuch as I do.
So far it has one coat of oil, I'm not sure how long I should leave it between coats so going to leave it overnight, I'll put another coat on in the morning followed by a 3rd in the afternoon, if the wood still seems thirsty at theb3rd coat I'll do a 4th after work Monday afternoon.
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Wow, thanks for finding this gem Phil, very interesting, not sure I fully understand all of it yet but I get the main impression, personally I really like the low sheen look the cherrywood has taken on with the oil and I wasn't planning to add a further finish, which if I've understood correctly would be the best thing to allow the oil to dry and "harden".An interesting article -
WALNUT OIL: A wood bowl finish? It has been a lot of years ago that I had my first experience with walnut oil. Figuratively speaking, that experience left a bad taste in my mouth that lingered for months. To be fair about it, my disappointing results back then came more from my wrongheaded...woodbarter.com
Yeah, seems almost like it's a game of luck as to whether you get polymerisation and a nice finish or not, I think maybe several light coats of oil spread over a longer period may be a better application rather than 2 or 3 heavy coats that take forever (or never) to dry fullyI googled "does walnut oil polymerise" and that came up. I thought it did. It seems from that that the oils that polymerise are the ones that go rancid, which is interesting to know.