Stephen I soak in DNA for at least 48 hrs up to 72 hrs for bowls and lidded boxes. I have left them in for a week when I forgot with no problems. I generally don't soak HF's. I take them from the block right to the finished product. I think soak them in Antique Oil or Danish Oil till they won't soak anymore in. I wait 24 hrs and do it again. Then one more time for a 3rd coat. I let it dry for a week and then buff. I haven't lost one to a crack yet.
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