Messing around the shop

Turmoil on Mahogany and Walnut
Turmoil on Mahogany and Walnut

While recovering from shoulder surgery I’ve been messing around the shop. Early this year Benchcrafted shared a post, “Why You Should Be Using Tru-Oil,” http://benchcrafted.blogspot.com/2015/01/why-you-should-be-using-tru-oil.html. I decided to give it a try on some sample boards of Walnut and Mahogany.

Tru-Oil on Walnut
Tru-Oil on Walnut

It was an enjoyable process. These images do not really tell much of a story. A nice thin finish which features the wood. Not sure how I feel about it regarding touch, compared to my usual rubbed oil-varnish mixture. Sample boards have value. In this case it allows me to decide, “yes, it is worth trying.” But it is not enough to pass judgement beyond that. [These sample boards are before final buffing to knock back the sheen a bit.]

Next step will be to try it on v2.0 of my Wharton Esherick style music stand. That will give me a better real-life side-by-side.

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