Actually completed this vessel from very wet sawtooth oak. Three to five coats of BLO inside and out over a few days, minor checking, a little CA and more sanding. The weather has been right, I'm not running air conditioning or heat so this has been drying inside on the shelf wrapped loosely in a hospital scrub cloth. This old home is well insulated and I get very slow temperature changes. Looked good for three days, . . . . fourth day, gloom, despair, excessive misery! Not really, laughing as I type but this was the first one nice enough I planned to sign and date it if it survived drying.
Oh well, they are getting better with almost every attempt. (I didn't really apply the spices to try seasoning the vessel, wanted to see how the wood would look against my black stove top.)