If you didn't use polymerized tung oil, you're screwed. Tung is an
air-drying oil, but warmth probably helps polymerize it. Strong, hot
sunlight might cause a bubbling, though. I wouldn't try that.
Next time, try wiping on some Waterlox. I get 3 coats on the first
day, then one more coat per day afterward. 3 wiped coats provides a
minimal but complete finish.
But always remember the #2 rule in finishing: Do NOT rush it.
#1 is: Prep well and thoroughly clean before finishing.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found
no remedy for the worst of them all--the apathy of human beings.
-- Helen Keller
It usually cures fairly quickly IF you wipe the excess dampness after
10-20 minutes. If not it can take a long time to cure. I found out
the hard way with a Danish oil finish (similar process) a few years
ago. I placed the item in direct sunlight and it sped up drying. Do
this after you give the piece a light wipe with a soft, dry rag to
remove excess oil.
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