read that walnut oil and sunflower oil will not go rancid
could not find any walnut oil but sunflower oil is cheap and easy to get
so am trying that out on some stuff
a little goes a long way and it seems to give better coverage than mineral
oil and it is cheaper too
was watching some turning videos of ernie conover and sure enough he
has been using walnut oil for years on his wood and his salad
On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 06:27:34 -0800 (PST)
surprised that there are differing data on the internet
ernie conover gave real data that he used walnut oil
it is possible that his example is tricky because they were for a salad bowl
and salad tongs
both of those get washed regularly so there are no problems in his case
Don't they polish with shellac (and a few drops of mineral oil)?
I tend to defer to Flexner for questions about finishes.
"Still other oils, such as walnut oil, soybean oil, and safflower
oil, are semi-curing: They cure very slowly and never very hard. They
are only marginally effective as finishes."
i have not bought from them
i usually buy consumables locally
especially if they are liquid
i have a few more places to check locally although it is not urgnet
i did buy some tung oil online but only because i could not find any local
at such a good price
I've found the walnut oil in the health food section at our local Fred
Meyer (a NW chain) rather than in the normal salad dressing area. Might
double check there, if your supermarket has such an area...
On Tue, 15 Dec 2015 06:55:00 -0800 (PST)
mineral oil can also work and i heard castor oil has a very nasty taste
mineral probably not good tasting either but i heard castor can induce
i have never use either for that purpose
now i wonder if castor oil provides a good wood finish
Be aware that "tung oil" is notorious for not actually being tung
oil, especially if the label says anything like "tung oil finish."
One of the magazines (probably Fine Woodworking) did an article on
that in the last year or two, listing the various brands and what
the actual (or at least apparent) content was.
They ranged from pure tung oil all the way to straight BLO.
Drew Lawson I had planned to be dead by now, but
the schedule slipped, they do that.
i discovered that long cure time
i gave it as a gift before it was finished curing and said let it sit for a while
until it is not gummy at all
would not surprise me that it is an emetic
probably most oils that cannot be digested are
Ten years ago, bought a pint of mineral oil at the drug store for our
three cutting boards, still have a bit left. Cost differences over time
are too small to matter. Does not affect taste of food, does not become
rancid, has not become sticky or gummy.
Y'all are over-thinkin' this..
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