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  1. Wood Finishing
    I was forced to use a brand of BLO I hadn't before because they were out of the one I always use and I had to finish the project urgently. I coated it on until the birch wood butcher's block tabletop was saturated, wiped off any excess, and left it to dry as I normally do. It seemed completely...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Hello all! I’m new to the site. I just built this cedar chest for my grandparents and I’d like to finish it with boiled linseed oil. I’d also like to do some sort of engraving on the front with a wood burning tool. Should I do the engraving before or after the linseed oil? Or does it matter? Thanks!
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello all! I’m new to the site. I just built this cedar chest for my grandparents and I’d like to finish it with boiled linseed oil. I’d also like to do some sort of engraving on the front with a wood burning tool. Should I do the engraving before or after the linseed oil? Or does it matter? Thanks!
  4. Wood Finishing
    Hi there, First time poster, I look forward to joining these discussions! For the past year I have been slowly carving a set of handles for a camera handheld rig. I started with a 3x3x12" block of kiln dried maple that I bought on ebay. I'm finally near the finish line after a lot of work and...
  5. Wood Finishing
    Ahem, I am working on making a very simple replacement table top for an antique sewing machine. I have used boiled linseed oil for previous projects because a friend who happens to be a woodworking professional told me that it was a really great finish for most woods. I am now attempting to...
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