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Forum topic by majeagle1 posted 06-19-2010 09:59 PM 1392 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2010 09:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finish danish oil tung oil blo box exotic wood

Curious about what all of you wonderful LJ’s out there recommend to your customers on how to maintain the finish on a product that was done with Danish Oil, BLO, Tung etc…..... and then waxed.

I am trying to think of something that a everyday customer could buy locally withought having to get a specialized ‘woodoworking product” from a woodworking store.

Many waxes contain Toluene which I have heard can actually harm / dissolve other waxes and finishes??

Any thoughts / suggestions?....................... Thanks in advance

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#1 posted 06-19-2010 10:06 PM

I guess more wax I haven’t tried any of those old time finishes for years.

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#2 posted 06-20-2010 03:20 AM

Toluene won’t dissolve cured varnish or drying oils, just the old wax – wax on, wax off.
However, toluene stinks and isn’t all that healthy to breath.
Bees wax and carnauba wax based furniture waxes are generally safe.
Howard Feed-N-Wax is a premium brand if you can find it. There are others.

I blend my own furniture wax (bees wax, carnauba wax and orange oil) for my clients and several other artisans.
I’m a chemist with wood finishing products experience.

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#3 posted 06-20-2010 03:39 AM

Thanks Randy, that answered my question about Toluene.
I know where I can get Howard Feed N Wax so I’ll try that. So, I guess there is no concern about the orange oil?? I heard that it will dry out wood????

Do you have a web site where you sell your finishing products?

Thanks for the help…...

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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