The following was given to me by a guy in OZ whose father had given it to him.
Never tried it, but some of you finishing gurus might want to comment. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WHITEYS TIMBER POLISH
Sand up to 400-600 grade paper & rub with 0000 steel wool. Mix equal parts of raw tung oil, boiled linseed oil & satin poly-urethane. Rub oil mix into timber with clean, soft cloth. Rub well in & then remove all excess oil with clean cloth. Repeat this 3-4 times.
Mix equal parts of raw tung oil & boiled linseed oil in a small pot & place inside a larger pot. Pour water into the larger pot until half way up the outsides of the smaller pot. Then place onto hot plate & heat up the oil mix slowly. When warm, place a handful of shredded beeswax into the oils, & when all the wax has melted, remove from heat. Stir until cooled (usually takes 2 beers) & then keep this creamy mix in a air tight jar. This will keep indefinately.
Rub this into timber 3-6 times (depends on project) & make sure you remove all excess oil. This method of polishing furniture dates back to the 18th century & was handed down to me by my Father (Master Craftsman). Remember to soak all oily rags in water after use, as they can self combust, (& burn down the bloody workshop). This polish will repel water, red wine, coffee & hot plate stains. It gives the most warm, earthy, touching feel to anything you will ever see. It invites people to touch your furniture, as nature intended.
Any queries ? ring or Email me. Only too pleased to pass on this wonderful finish.
Warm regards. Gary White.