Although I understand that the general rule is not to finish the neck and body before assembling, I was wondering if that holds true with a tung oil finish. I don't know when I will have access to the drill press I need to drill holes and afix the neck to the bass. However, I worry that by letting my unfinished walnut body and (sealed) neck hang out there, they might get damaged. I also hate sitting idle while I could be doing things to get my bass on the road to completion. So the bottom line is, can I at least begin applying my first few coats of pure tung oil before assembling and then apply the Formsby's mixture and polish later? Thanks.