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Old 07-05-2002, 02:28 AM   #17
Chris Li
 
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Originally posted by jk


Tung oil and boiled linseed oil are supposed to polymerize, thus giving you a nice yummy candy coating on your weapons. If you saturate your wood with tung oil or anything else that polymerizes, I think you may find that your wood becomes somewhat more impact-resistant...I think this is the theory behind "stabilized wood." Of course, I don't have the laboratory tests to back this up, so whatever works for you.

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Yup, I tried that maybe fifteen years ago. I got a nice smooth finish - didn't seem to extend the overall life of the bokuto by any significant factor though...

OTOH, it was hardly a scientific experiment .

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Chris

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