Whenever I apply BLO or Tung Oil to a stock, I apply it diluted. 50% oil and 50% turpentine. I have found that the diluted treatment is absorbed easier into the wood and it helps with the dry time. I always apply in a very thin coat, allow to sit for about 30 minutes, wipe off the excess with a folded paper towel, and then allow to dry for 24 hours before applying a second coat. One other note, always soak rags/paper towels, etc., in water after use. Do not just toss in the trash as BLO can spontaneously combust.
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