Originally Posted by Cecil_Xzandu
Ok. So I made a couple of sets. (I'll put pictures up soon. Stupid iPhone.) I used tung oil on them but they do not have a shiny surface. Did I do something wrong. I sanded them down for a long time with 220 grit. Also, how will they hold up to sweat? I carry SOB with an inside the waistband holster.
Welcome to the forum Cecil.
When using Tung oil the wood soaks up almost all of the oil and leaves a satin finish. If it is used on a very hard wood it can sometimes be buffed out to a shinny finish, depending on how many coats you give it.
Personally I think you should do more sanding, and go all the way thru at least 1200 grit. I will sometimes go all the way to 2000, depending on the finish I have in mind. I also use Birchwood Casy's Tru-Oil gunstock finish for a bright shinny finish. Usually about 4 coats will do the trick if sanded properly.
I will be glad to give you some pointers and discuss the process if you will email me at firstname.lastname@example.org