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Old 09-05-2012, 01:45 AM
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Default Testing several Tung Oils for Durability

Well...I've run the tests on the various Oils (all straight from the can) using the following regimes.
1. Cold water dripped onto the oiled timber and left for 10 minutes.(Pic 1)
(Pic 2) shows the Cold water test after wiping off the water from the Chinawood Oil Sample
2. Newly boiled water poured onto the oiled timber and left for 5 minutes. (Pic 3)
3. A boiling pot of water laid flat on the oiled timber. (Pic 4)
4. Two different readily available kitchen bench cleaning agents. (Pic 5)

The Oils used were those burnished on Monday afternoon and are listed in the original post regarding Tung Oil application.

While I have recorded all tests and results as images, I can sum up as follows.

None of the oils showed any damage or scarring as a result of any of the irritants used. Some of the oils were easier to remove evidence of the cold or hot water, but generally, all came up as they were before the tests with a little rubbing with a cotton cloth. All were fine after using the Kitchen cleaners on them.
So hard burnishing all of the Tung Oil/Tung Oil hybrids was successful.

Choose your weapon! Just make sure that there is no Poly in the mix.


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I don't have as many tools as most people here...but Gee I've got some pretty hardwoods!
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