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SVM

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574 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: chestnut table linseed

hello all.
This is my first post :-)
as i am currently unemployed, i resumed a long time passion… woodworking. and a i have a new project on hands…
its a dining table for 10 arround 2.5mt in lenght.
the base will be solid steel, and the top wil be a single slab of chestnut and black ledgestone unique to this part of the world :-)
here is the wood , the stone and the 3d:

i’m thinking in using raw linseed oil, 4 coasts and a wax made of linseed oil, turpentine and beeswax.
Whats your opinion on this?

Thanks.
SVM


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Bill White

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#1 posted 574 days ago

I would substitute BOILED linseed oil instead of raw oil. Same process, just a different oil, and sand with 250/300 grit paper between coats while the BLO is still wet. Probably 1 coat per day. Let the sanded oil coats cure before ya proceed with the oil,wax,turps.
Oh, and welcome to Jocks.
Bill

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Clint Searl

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#2 posted 574 days ago

I would save the linseed oil, raw and boiled, for starting fires. Tung oil, raw or polymerized, is the only choice for an oil finish. My choice would be a resin film finish or lacquer on the wood and raw tung oil on the stone.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 574 days ago

If you use raw linseed oil it may never dry, use boiled.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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paratrooper34

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#4 posted 574 days ago

I just finished a chestnut box and I finished it with boiled linseed oil and wax. You can see it in my projects.

-- Mike

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SVM

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#5 posted 573 days ago

thanks for all your answers :-)
its almost impossible to find boiled linseed oil here in Portugal… all options are raw…
as for tung oil, its very, very expensive and very difficult to find in 1 litre or more…

time to let it dry its i have a lot:-)
i have to make a experience board with different finishings.

Thanks

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bondogaposis

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#6 posted 573 days ago

If boiled linseed oil is unavailable then I’d use something else like a wiping varnish.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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