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Is a mixture containing boiled linseed oil still a spontaneous-combustion hazard?

A friend gave me a sample of a common waterproofing/ moisturizing/ protectant containing equal parts boiled linseed oil, beeswax, and turpentine, which makes a paste. Is there danger of the rags used ...
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How to finish untreated European Oak wooden floors

I have bought a Oak Wooden floor planks unfinished. I have filled all the knots with clear resin and sanded it back for a lovely finish. I now need to protect the planks from drying out and cracking, ...
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Polyurethane over Boiled Linseed Oil Timing? -- Butcher Block Tabletop

Short version If I'm using a few coats of boiled linseed oil (BLO) followed by a few coats of polyurethane, what should the timing schedule be? For my specific use case, this will be a large butcher ...
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Can I apply dark Briwax over boiled linseed oil?

I've made some shelving out of scaffold boards and I was initially planning on a light, natural finish. After one application of boiled linseed oil (BLO) I changed my mind and now I want to go dark. ...
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Can I use Teak Oil instead of linseed oil for my needs?

I have access to reasonably priced linseed oil. However it is cold pressed. Boiled linseed oil is a lot more expensive where I am. Teak oil is in between the two. I do not want to use pure linseed ...
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Is there danger of combustion using raw flax / linseed oil for platform bed?

I have built a platform bed using 90%+ cedar (all but some quarter round and the legs). My plan was to use raw, food grade flax / linseed oil to finish it. I like the idea of the raw oil not having ...
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Wax Oil finish on linseed finish

I want to add a 'hard wax oil' on my kitchen table. However I have finished it with a three coats of linseed oil. (once 1:1 turpentine and linseed and 2 coats of pure linseed oil). Is it possible to ...
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Oiling and sanding

Would it make sense to apply linseed oil before sanding and then sand the piece and then eventually apply the oil again? In order to create less airborne sawdust. Or it wouldn't make much difference?
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Can I use linseed oil and water-based polyurethane on opposing sides of a 1/2" board?

I know that linseed oil and water-based polyurethane won't work together. But I have 1/2" poplar paneling that I am installing in my van and am hoping to get the best of both synthetic and natural ...
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Wood table treated with raw linseed oil, how to speed up drying?

After sanding my wood table with sandpaper grit 80, 180 and finally 240, I applied a first layer of a mixture of 25% turpentine and 75% raw linseed oil, then two layers of 100% raw linseed oil. After ...
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Linseed oil finish over spraypaint

I'm want to paint my project with a very light coat of spraypaint, without grain filler so that the wood grain is still visible. I've seen a linseed oil finish on bare wood, and after 10 or 15 thin ...
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Using BLO on a Base Used for an Electrical Lamp

I'm just finishing a wooden lamp as a base for an electrical lamp (using a porcelain bulb socket) Do I need to worry about the flammability of the stain/wood? Assuming I keep the electrical ...
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Can I decorate linseed oil treated wood table with a blowtorch?

I've a table top from IKEA that's wood instead of the regular IKEA cardboard. Even after oiling it's a bit dull, so I'd like some color. Burn marks to be exact. The kind you get when you quickly sweep ...
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Why is there a progressive reduction in oil for finish/maintenance? Is it necessary?

For oil finishes, such as tung or linseed, it's common to see advice where you apply multiple coats early on, then fewer and fewer coats progressively. For example, a common adage is: "Once a day for ...
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Do I need to thin boiled linseed oil?

I'm finishing a hard maple joiner's mallet with boiled linseed oil (BLO). The instructions on the container say to cut it with 2 parts mineral spirits to 1 part BLO. Is this strictly necessary? From ...
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Recommended technique for applying oils

I'm not sure if different oils have wide varying techniques as far as application goes. Yes some might take longer to cure/dry but I figure in general the approaches are the same. If I am wrong then ...
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Using Tung oil over Boiled Linseed Oil

I have been seeing some contested information about which oil I should use between the two. I found several sites with verbage like this one from CanadianWoodworking So I started researching and ...
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