Posted tagged ‘tung oil’

That was unexpected

September 29, 2009

I know that all wood is not the same.  It doesn’t react the same way to stains or finishes, however, I didn’t expect this.

Wow.  What do I do now?

Wow. What do I do now?

If you look at the last meme post, you can see that my two newest designs have a bit more color on them than in the above picture.  I applied a coat of tung oil to my squares of jatoba, and it darkened the wood enough to obscure my lighter shades of stain!  I’m not sure how to fix this.  I’m going to try to sand them down a bit and re-apply a different stain.  I’ve never tried to stain over tung oil, and am not convinced this will work.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

The RBS base is done!

May 3, 2009

At least the tung oil portion is dry.  I’m leaving it up to Tom to put it all together.  If you don’t have any idea what RBS means check back here.  (Make sure you click around to see pics of work in progress.)

Finished with tung oil

The final work w/o the RBS

One view

One side

Another view

This might be my favorite angle

End point

The ending

More pics, more pics….

Last spiral

Last spiral from above

Another angle

Both circles and some wood grain

Looking back to the end point

What do you think?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Tung oil down time

April 28, 2009

There’s not too much to report about the rolling ball sculpture base.  I’m working on finishing it with tung oil, which takes anywhere from four to twelve hours to dry.  It’s a bit like watching paint dry, only it takes longer.  Especially since I’ll probably end up with five or six coats on each side. To fill the time, I’ve researched tung oil on YouTube.  Yes, there are videos about tung oil.  And, this one is right up my alley.

Oh, and stencil practice.  Yes, I’m still trying to work out the ideal way for me to make stencils that work with wood and stain.  Here’s what I’ve been working on, and it looks like this idea has potential.  Now, I just need to practice my X-Acto work.

Stencil work

Stencil practice