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You can't. It doesn't matter if you put nothing on it the smell you got was because the wood was being worked and in common with other species that smell lovely during processing — including genuine rosewoods which can have a sort-of rose smell and various resinous conifers which give off that piney/turpentiney odour that some love and some don't — you can ...


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A tool handle? Just leave it unfinished, and let your well-earned grime and skin oils polish it over the years. If you do finish it, then choose any penetrating finish and keep it light. The volatiles in the wood will mix with the volatiles in the finish and it will mostly stay the same. Those wax and oil mixtures sold for oiling cutting boards and salad ...


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