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thinning tung oil #2: Results: edge grain

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Blog entry by harum posted 09-11-2019 09:17 PM 406 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are the photos of the edge grains after ripping through the centers of the wells. Pure oil is at the top; 1:1 thinned oil is at the bottom. Poplar, silver maple, and walnut:

Looks like the oil is harder to see on edge grain than on end grain. The difference for the walnut is detectable, not inconsistent with better penetration of thinned oil. But is it due to thinning only or also due to grain direction variation?

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."



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