I'm interested the way you apply the tru oil.I'm new for this and I'm going to do my first project.The way you apply tru oil sounds like you use tru oil as a filler,right?I've read many people apply tru oil in many different ways but yours sounds good to me,especially the way you prepare the wood with tru oil-sand,the oil is already in the process before you ever apply tru oil as a finish.I'm going to finish my mahogany body which I think mahogany is very easy to get dent.Does tru oil harden it a bit to prevent dent or scratch?Can I apply tru oil on mahogany the same way you do or do I need a filler? The neck is wenge and I'm goind to fill the pores which's very deep and then finish it with tru oil as well eventhough I know,wenge doesn't need a finish but to keep the filler in pores and add a bit more protection to it,or do you have any thing to concern,please suggest!SkuttleFunk said:When I finish my necks and bodies with Tru Oil, I use the oil with ever increasingly finer grits of sandpaper beginning with 200. I use a small amount of oil and sand until it's worked into a pliable paste and then rub this into the pores before letting it cure for a couple hours. I then repeat the process with a progressively finer grit until I reach 600. I do this three times with 600.
From here out I simply apply a small amount of oil and rub it in until my fingers become hot from the friction -or- I use the oil and apply it like I would do for a French polishing application
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