Thread: Oiling a jo
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:07 PM   #12
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Re: Oiling a jo

Teak is a maritime oil. Since teak (wood) is going to get messed up by a maritime environment very quickly teak oil is designed to be applied often. Teak is a treatment not a finish, and should work well on weapons, but may be a little on the thin side for these types of projects. That said, I cut my tung oil with mineral spirits, so perhaps teak will work well. I could be wrong but I believe that teak is likely to darken lighter woods, since it is the color of a tropical hardwood. I have never heard of an actual craftsman using teak oil on any wood other than teak. That may just be because tung oil is so common.
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