A couple of times I've seen Norm (genuflect) give a project a coat or
two of finishing oil and THEN suggest that a couple coats of
polyurethane on top of that wouldn't go amiss. Somehow that just
doesn't seem very right, but I don't know why. Of course he tends to
coat almost EVERYTHING with poly. I think he gets off on the vapors.
Quite often, oil can give a pleasing tone, with protection and some
gloss added via a film finish.
A very common, classic finish on white oak is a rubbing with BLO,
followed by sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer. Sitckley calls it
B A R R Y wrote:
> A very common, classic finish on white oak is a rubbing with BLO,
> followed by sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer. Sitckley calls it
> "Limestone Oak."
I stumbled into finishing white oak with BLO.
Very happy with results.
Rather than use something like poly, lacquer or shellac, used bees wax
cut 1:1 with turps over the BLO.
IMHO, looks quite nice; however, piece is in a home occupied by adults
and will not be exposed to tough duty.
TLA = Three Letter Acronym (like "IBM" ;^)
ETLA = Extended TLA, where three aren't enough.
In my years at IBM, I actually ran into nested TLAs where one or more
of the letters stood for another TLA and sometimes the nesting went
three levels. I can't think of any examples; this whole topic is
making my brain hurt.
"What do *you* care what other people think?" --Arline Feynman
: TLA = Three Letter Acronym (like "IBM" ;^)
: ETLA = Extended TLA, where three aren't enough.
: In my years at IBM, I actually ran into nested TLAs where one or more
: of the letters stood for another TLA and sometimes the nesting went
: three levels. I can't think of any examples; this whole topic is
: making my brain hurt.
I'd be interested in seeing some of those.
There's also recursive acronyms, where one of the letters
stands for the overall acronym, e.g., SAAB (Saab Automobile
Aktiebolaget), and VISA (VISA International Service Association).
And there's a type I don't know the name of, but where one
of the words represented in the acronym appears elsewhere in the
overall term. ADAP (a chain of East Coast auto parts
dealers) was originally American Discount Auto Parts,
but was later renamed ADAp Discount Auto Parts.
-- Andy Barss
Andrew Barss (in ek5s8a$kp8$ email@example.com) said:
| And there's a type I don't know the name of, but where one
| of the words represented in the acronym appears elsewhere in the
| overall term. ADAP (a chain of East Coast auto parts
| dealers) was originally American Discount Auto Parts,
| but was later renamed ADAp Discount Auto Parts.
Linux is not unix :-)
DeSoto, Iowa USA
It's cheap too, available at any hardware or paint store, and home
centers, at ~ $5/qt or $11/gal. Do not be swayed by boutique brands
of boiled linseed oil.
DO lay rags flat to dry, hang them in open air, or drop them in a
bucket of water. This is the stuff your shop teacher warned you about
when he mentioned "spontaneous combustion", and he wasn't kidding.
Amen to that Barry!
I had rubbed down a dried linseed finish with quad fine steel wool, blown
it off & applied a thin final coat. I wrapped the steel wool pad in the
cloth & left it to dry, thank goodness, on the outdoor cement patio. You
guessed it in the morning there lied the blackened debris. The steel wool
acting as a catalyst.
> Well, the steel wool was actually a fuel, too. We used it frequently in
> my younger days as a campfire starter, with a wooden match.
I avoid steel wool like it was the plague.
If you use it outside, you are almost guaranteed to have some of the
residue turn into rust spots.
Much prefer either bronze wool of a 3M pot scrubber.
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