oil finish on mahogany

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  1. funkymann1

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    looking to do a raw finish with gun stock oil on a mahogany body, my question is after the few coats are wiped on how do you polish without getting compound in the pours?
     
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    I've only finished mahogany necks with tru oil, but I had no trouble. The tru oil fills the pores after a few coats. The tru oil doesn't need much sanding -- I start at 320 and go up to 600. Then I use micro mesh pads until I have the necessary glossiness.
     
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    Are you wanting the pores to stay open or are you concerned they won't fill in the number of coats you plan?
     
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    I did the front of my uke and my kona with Danish Oil, which is similar to Tru Oil. It did a good job of bringing out the grain in both of them, and if you apply enough coats (I used a fad, as French polishers do) you get a pleasing low gloss. However, I wouldn't try polishing it.
     
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    True oil does not fill pores....i dont know what crack your smoking & this is one of the reasons i dont hang in here often anymore...to much wrong info..

    this is the finish im going after & it was obviously polished some how at the fmic factory after the caseys oil was applied.
     

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    The hell it doesn't. If you apply enough coats it will look as deep as any poly finish does, and just as slick.

    Tru-Oil is not the same as a linseed oil finish. You don't polish a linseed oil finish, you layer it on and buff it off with steel wool, and repeat about seven hundred times. It doesn't create a slick, hard surface, and won't fill pores. On a porous wood you'll only end up with a sticky mess.
     
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    Any finish will fill pores with enough coats
     
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