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Does Oil Impart Color to Wood?

I wanted to show that the oil does not impart any color to the wood. I put on some of the tung oil wax as well as the linseed oil wax on both the fir and the redwood above. Even though the light in the photo makes it look as if the left side is a touch darker, there is actually no difference at all. 

So, there is no reason to be concerned about any color differences imparted  to the wood, even though the oils have a different color to begin with, and the wax also doesn't give any additional color.