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what i've been doing #35: Turpentine the old fashioned way.

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Blog entry by Dave posted 10-13-2013 10:09 PM 1136 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been playing with turpentine on a few projects lately.
Whats in your turp?
Whats in your BLO?
http://youtu.be/Gt7xFdghZmI
Pine pitch, whats in it?
http://youtu.be/B2hrLjabwWs
More info at
http://chiselandforge.com/

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com



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Tim

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#1 posted 10-14-2013 12:09 AM

Dave, you’re alive! Cooling down a bit where you are finally?

If you want a pure linseed oil that dries a bit faster than the raw, take a look at the Tried and True stuff that Lee Valley carries. Their “Danish Oil” is pure linseed oil that is heat treated like boiled linseed oil was back in the day as far as I can tell. The label lists it as edible if I recall.

I’d love to find a place nearby that sells real turpentine like that. Turpentine still is a little toxic, but it has to be better than mineral spirits.

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Dave

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 12:19 AM

Yep I’m here. Lots of “life” happening.
We are only near 90 degrees, not so bad.
Noe thats right down my alley.
Thanks for the heads up.
I will give it a try.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 10-14-2013 12:43 AM

I have always liked the smell of turp but it gives my wife an instant migrane so no more turp based finishes for me! You are a LOT handier with that stitching awl than I am. Great videos!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Dave

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#4 posted 10-14-2013 12:45 AM

Thanks Andy. I stitched so much today I wound up with tape on my fingers.
The turp I have now, I would wager, would not have the same effect on you and the Ms’s.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#5 posted 10-14-2013 12:50 AM

interesting!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Dave

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#6 posted 10-14-2013 01:01 AM

Thanks Don.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#7 posted 10-14-2013 08:25 AM

Great videos Dave. I really appreciate this info just to learn where stuff originates and how it was prepared and used without the need of huge chemical companies and packaged products. Going back like this is very interesting. I would think that school kids could also benefit a lot from learning about things like this and it would be wonderful if you could demonstrate it for some classes. I’m sure many would find it inspiring. Just a thought. I’ve subscribed to your Chisel & Forge website. Keep up the good work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 10-14-2013 12:26 PM

Pine pitch is neat stuff. I used to make leather bottles for period re-en-actors when I lived in the FL Panhandle. I melted pure pine pitch and poured it into the bottles like they did in the old days. After swirling it around the inside I poured it back in the old metal tea pot I used on a hot plate to melt the pitch. An interesting story is that I dropped one behind my truck one day and not seeing it I backed over it. When I felt the bump I stopped the truck and saw the bottle. It wasn’t crushed and a few licks on the buffing wheel salvaged the bottle.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#9 posted 10-14-2013 12:40 PM

Mike I work at my local school district. We have 28 schools and 20,000 students. I have often wanted to give a little show in our FFA classes. These kids have Powermatic tools, benches with vices and even tractors. May bee one day a teacher will pick up on what I do and ask. Just think I could give a demo even while getting paid.
Great thoughts and ides.
Than you.
Toolz now that is cool. My brother in law does a 18th century thing with tee pees. They will meet up and have a Rondavios with a thousand or so people. They will set up a small encampment and play like it is the 1700’s. They dress in period clothing and only use period tools. My sister in law cam make lasagna in a dutch oven.
Thanks for you time.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#10 posted 10-15-2013 12:43 PM

Good stuff, Dave.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#11 posted 10-15-2013 07:59 PM

Thanks LHCB

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#12 posted 11-07-2013 05:12 PM

Very informative Dave, thanks for sharing.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 11-07-2013 09:22 PM

Thanks Mauri for viewing.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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