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  1. #16
    I wish you the very best with the surgery, John.
    You didn't mention what it's for but I'll keep you in mind tomorrow.

    Hey! I had forgotten that I'm the OP.
    I wouldn't mind off topic input if you care to share. If not, that's ok, too. Get well soon.

    Bill
    Last edited by Bill Jobe; 01-10-2018 at 1:20 PM.

  2. #17
    I want to thank all of you for your suggestions and advice.

    Leo, are you saying that the tung oil you use is not just a wiping varnish like Formby's. From what I've been able to gather Fornby's and Minwax are just wiping varnish that contains heavy metals to speed drying .
    How does PTO differ? From what you've written it sounds like something I'd like to try
    Wood finishing is confusing enough without all the misleading advertising. Minwax ought to be ashamed.

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    Last time I looked Formby's had no tung oil in it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Jobe View Post
    I want to thank all of you for your suggestions and advice.

    Leo, are you saying that the tung oil you use is not just a wiping varnish like Formby's. From what I've been able to gather Fornby's and Minwax are just wiping varnish that contains heavy metals to speed drying .
    How does PTO differ? From what you've written it sounds like something I'd like to try
    Wood finishing is confusing enough without all the misleading advertising. Minwax ought to be ashamed.
    You can get all the info here, the Polymerized Tung Oil is pure Tung oil that has been heated (gets thick through that treatment) and then mineral spirits added to thin it enough to be able to wipe onto the wood.

    http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/pag...at=1,190,42942


    Have fun and take care

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    One more thing, I buy the 1 liter cans, and distribute the oil into 2 re-closable beer bottles, every time I use some of the PTO (Polymerized Tung Oil) I will add water to the bottle to get the oil right to the top and so eliminate the air contact with the PTO, the cloth that I use to spread the PTO on the bowl, is either burned right away or if a small one, spread out onto the concrete floor to make it safe.

    Two pictures here, first the closure on the Beer bottle, and the second picture showing the water in the lower part of the bottle with the PTO on top of the water, I have kept the PTO imperfect state for a couple of years this way.

    re-closable bottle.jpg water and PTO in bottle.jpg


    Have fun and take care

  6. #21
    Thank you for the information, Leo.
    This form of tung oil would be food safe much sooner, i'm guessing?

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    Last time I looked Formby,s tung oil finish had zero tung oil in it???

  8. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by robert baccus View Post
    Last time I looked Formby,s tung oil finish had zero tung oil in it???
    I'm equally frustrated with Minwax for its false claims,Robert.
    How do they get away with it. If one company can make such claims that do not reflect reallity, we have to assume that all companies are getting away with "fake news", even those who provide our food.
    Tunge oil finish is a hazardous product. They should be held responsible to the public regarding its contents.

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