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Beautiful work Gerald! I tried the Mahoney's walnut oil and didn't care for it. To be honest, I'm just not really good at any oil finish, haven't figured it out yet. Yours looks great!

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1 hour ago, lew said:

That's a beauty!

 

I tried walnut oil on a salad bowl. Mimi said it had an odd aroma. Haven't used it since.

Just curious, Lew. What's it smell like? And, wouldnt the aroma dissipate as it dried? 

 

 

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I cannot yet address the longevity of the sent but it is kinda nutty with something else. I put several coats on but you know how it is if 2 looks good 4 will be fantastic. Looks like walnut oil and tung oil are both best suited for porous woods like oak and pecan. These type oils are not good on woods like cherry but I do have a cherry in progress with walnut oil so will see.

    I have found recently that 2 or maybe 3 coats of Watco works fine on cherry. Love the oils because if you do apply too much it will buff out , just takes time.

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Watco mixed with varnish is my favorite for most hardwoods. Often, I'll put down a coat of pure Watco Dark Walnut first. On some softer hardwoods, including soft maple, Watco will splotch pretty bad. Dunno about Walnut oil but, probably the same.

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