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#1 posted 06-14-2016 03:06 PM

If the wood has a sheen to it, some finishes might not adhere to or soak into it well. My understanding is that sand paper, which was once very expensive, was invented to be used after hand planing and cabinet scraping to prep a burnished surface to accept a finish. You might want to test by prepping a scrap piece to the same finish and make sure the Danish oil doesn’t just just pool up on the surface.

Edit: on the other hand, it would not take more than just a light pass with some 220 sandpaper to make sure the surface accepts whatever finish you want.

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