|Forum topic by FaTToaD||posted 11-16-2010 02:17 AM||1443 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
11-16-2010 02:17 AM
Since I first started woodworking I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of “homemade” finishes. Last night I finally made my own “danish oil” by adding 1/3 poly, 1/3 BLO, and 1/3 mineral spirits. I put it on a few test pieces and so far it seems to work great. However, I have no idea what kind of shelf life it will have. I put it in an old spaghetti sauce jar with white plumber’s tape on the threads to make sure it’s air tight.
How long can I expect it to last?
Also, this got me wondering what other type of “homemade” finishes are out there. I really like oil finishes like danish oil or BLO, is there any other combinations that work well? I remember seeing something once about beeswax and oil but I can’t remember where I saw it.
Any of you finishing experts out there have some recipes you’d like to share?