Oil finishing raw neck - do fretboard as well?

VaughnC

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So once it's cured, it should be fine for a guitar neck?
I don't know how that could be proven. But, like I said, fine for a chair...but I personally wouldn't risk my hands being in direct contact with wood so treated for hours at a time at a gig/rehersal. It's your personal decision to weigh the risk.
 

TJT79

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Yes, I guess I'll just have to risk it.

Does non-boiled linseed oil dry like the BLO? I've never used the raw stuff before. I know it'll take longer.
 

Tone Meister

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Ended up going with 5 coats of tung oil and very glad I did. Put a couple coats on the fretboard and the results are excellent.
 

GusFowler

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Tung oil is toxic, especially for those who are allergic to nuts. But that’s only a concern while the oil is drying.
 

Ayrton

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Blowing the dust off this one eh?

On the backs of necks, Danish oil or Tru Oil is a great, easy to apply finish. I even use Danish oil on rosewood fretboards.

True Tung Oil is not really durable enough for guitar work, but something like Minwax Tung Oil finish will give you the look with a more durable finish.
 




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