I have been reading on a couple other sites about people using OSMO oil for finish. Another here have any experiences?
Jim, I wonder if you're not rubbing it out enough after applying. I have the antithesis of a dust free shop and did not have this problem.I have used the poly oil on several projects, most recently the top of my dining room table. I like it, I am on my second .75 liter can. I also used it on my bed and nightstands. I apply with a microfiber cloth I keep in the used poly oil can. I was surprised the first time I used it that it picks up a lot of dust during drying unless the environment is relatively free of dust. That meant I need to sand before the second coat which was not easy. It is surprisingly tough. It dries slowly, overnight. Only two coats are required which I simply wipe on. I use other finishes too but for my "fine furniture" I am using Osmo for the forseeable future. I haven't had to do it yet but I think it will also be easy to repair if necessary.
I agree - the Odie's Oil is a REALLY neat product and it sounds similar to the application of the OSMO... (full disclosure, I have not seen or used the OSMO)While you're looking around check out my new favorite, Odie's Oil.
Only the top layer of the finish will gel and solidify and everything else underneath will be intact (which will still use up a bit of product). If you use it infrequently enough, you could buy some bloxygen to displace the oxygen.I have used a few cans of Osmo. I really like the finish. My only complaint is that it hardens in the can after a while. I have switched to Saicos Hardwax Oil. It's very similar (Believe that the two companies where one at some point). It does not harden in the can though. As expensive as it is, it sucks to toss 1/4 of the can in the trash. I also highly recommend Bio Poly from Earthpaint.com made in Ashville. It's a great finish that uses pine resin, it smells wonderful.
Love odie's oil, I used it to finish off my butcherblock on my kitchen island, left it looking unfinished but yet you can't stain it!While you're looking around check out my new favorite, Odie's Oil.