Well, I’ve finished hickory axe handles with Formby’s brand “Tung Oil Finish” but its name is misleading. Like most tung oil “finishes”, Formby’s is a mixture of tung oil and a solvent (like mineral spirits or turpentine). Thus, it is a varnish and not pure tung oil. On these arrows I used Hope brand 100% pure tung oil and didn’t thin it with any solvent. I’m five coats in on hickory shafts and so far it’s looking great. The oil appears to dry hard and leave no tacky residue.
Reply To: Oil rub arrow finish?Ben M.2017-01-02T12:43:21-07:00