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Forum topic by Benvolio posted 07-21-2013 11:38 AM 880 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2013 11:38 AM

Only the tool suppliers who stock it seem go charge a fortune.

Whereas holistic hippie alternative medicine places sell it for cheaper.

Is there anything special about camellia oil for hand tools??

Ben

-- Ben, England.


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#1 posted 07-21-2013 11:38 AM

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 09:13 PM

I buy mine at the local asian market. Its WAY cheaper than Rockler or any of the other woodworking supply paces. I suspect they just charge more.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#3 posted 07-21-2013 10:50 PM

well that’s given me the courage to pick up a £1.99 anti-aging oil off eBay!

I’ll try it when it arrives and let you all know whether it makes any difference – who knows, it might even take years off my tatty old 1980’s Record Jack…..

-- Ben, England.

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#4 posted 07-22-2013 04:02 AM

It is really effective against rust. I use light Singer oil and it wasn’t that effective.

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#5 posted 07-22-2013 04:33 AM

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#6 posted 07-22-2013 12:59 PM

I use Camelia oil on my planes and chisels, but prefer Johnson’s paste wax on large cast iron tools.
I do have a Stanley #92 SW that seems to rust very badly with anything other than paste wax, and a lot of it.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#7 posted 07-23-2013 09:35 PM

There is a seller on ebay that sells choji oil, good stuff.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-oz-Choji-Oil-for-Katana-Sword-and-Knives-from-Japan-/200723725319?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ebc10fc07

Don’t know what it is exactly but it works very well. Cheaper than most retailers here want for the same damn stuff.

There are others on ebay as well.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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