I recently picked up some old almost all metal screwdrivers. The ones
with just the wood inserts in the handles. The wood is very weathered.
What type of treatment can I use to stabilize the wood in the handle?
depends on how weathered
if it has dry rot it is toast
if it is just dry apply some of your favorite oil
mineral oil is cheap
if it is just the finish that is bad then sand them and refinish
with oil or poly or your favorite finish
Soak in epoxy wood stabilizer for a couple of hours, remove before it sets
up, and wipe of excess an let it finish setting up over a couple of weeks as
it works very slow. Then you can sand it smooth and use.
On Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:14:28 AM UTC-8, MOP CAP wrote:
If it's just weathered, give it a stiff brushing down (or maybe use a plastic
scrubpad) to remove surface dirt, then apply boiled linseed oil.
If it's weathered and warped or shrunk, paint on some mineral oil
(the USP type is fine) and wait a week or so for it to soak in, then
apply the BLO.
Give the BLO a day or so to cure, then rub down the wood parts vigorously
with newsprint or paper bags. It'll be slightly slippery, but a coat
of shellac will fix that.
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