GregP Posted April 18, 2006 Report Share Posted April 18, 2006 Hey all, My lap steel is nearly done, and I'm using Danish Oil as suggested by Koch (yep, knowing that my guitar will still eventually be subject to dings and so forth... that's OK!). Even after waiting more than the suggested drying time, the wood is still somewhat "oily" to the touch, though there aren't significant amounts of oil transferring to a test paper towel. So, although it seems oily, I think that it's relatively "safe" and the "oily" feel is partially psychosematic. What I'm wondering is, in the last step (still a few days away, hence the pre-emptive curiousity!) you give'er with some fine steel wool, to produce a final "shine" and somehow harden that last layer a bit. The question then: Is it not until after this final "buffing" stage that the oily sensation begins to disappear? Or is it still required to leave the guitar to "dry" for a few more days? None of the furniture finishing sites I've seen seem to indicate any waiting period, either. I realize that I can find out by just finishing the job as per the instructions and reporting back, but I thought if anyone had any insight or could share any knowledge about the, er, well, "oily" nature of the... hrm... oil! it might come in handy. Thanks, Greg Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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