thinning tung oil #3: Results: end grain

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Blog entry by harum posted 09-11-2019 09:28 PM 784 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The same boards cross-cut through the wells.

Poplar: top—pure oil, bottom—thinned oil:

Silver maple: top—pure oil, bottom—thinned oil:

Walnut, with pretty wild grain: top—pure oil, bottom—thinned oil:

From end grain photos, for the walnut obviously thinned oil penetreated much deeper; somewhat deeper for the silver maple; and there’s barely any difference for the poplar. Of the three samples, only poplar has straight grain; both silver maple and walnut are figured.

My conclusion at is point: there is a chance that thinning helps. However, a comparison has to be done between boards with the same grain type. Also, a test on end grain would be interesting.

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

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