hi, in order to place our clothes drying rack over the bath i have two
strips of wood that we place the dryer upon.
to prevent the wood strips soaking up too much water from the dripping
clothes, i intend to put a drying oil on them. i chose walnut oil for its
non-toxic qualities. is there a way that i could dilute the oil to make it
go further since it is quite expensive.
many thanks for any advice. john west
Poly = polyurethane. Many brands exist.
BLO = boiled linseed oil, one of the oldest wood finishes around. Danish
oil is very similar
Any finish available in the US (and probably the UK) is food safe once
Oil is practically worthless as a protection against water or water
vapor. If you already bought it, I hope you didn't open it so you can
exchange it for something else. What you want is polyurethane or some
other kind of varnish. It should be comparatively cheap too.
HEH!... I can get a quart of cooking walnut oil for $3.99, at my local
The brand is: " It's Delish ", which is distributed by Universal Merchants,
Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Question for anyone else, would there be a difference between what I
have and woodworking / finishing walnut oil?
Alex - newbie_neander in woodworking
Yes, definitely. The stuff in your store uses a "health" halo to justify
its price. Usually boasts of being cold pressed and "natural", whatever
that means. One thing the process does mean is that nut proteins can be
present here, which are not in the solvent extracted oil used commercially.
If you're allergic to nut proteins - potential problem, however slight.
The healthy stuff is better as a finish than the less expensive kind on the
shelf. The one that contains antioxidants to retard spoilage. You _want_
the oil to oxidize and polymerize, remember?
Then there's the commercial product, extracted after the squeeze.
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