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Forum topic by ColonelTravis posted 122 days ago 567 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ColonelTravis

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122 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: camellia oil

Got some at an Asian grocery store, and by “some” I mean “enough to last multiple lifetimes.” They didn’t have a smallish bottle but it was cheap for a lot so I got it.

1.) I’m guessing this is the same stuff they sell at woodworking stores?
2.) It has an expiration date for human use for one year, which I don’t care about. But for tools does this stuff last longer without going rancid?


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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 122 days ago

Camellia Oil is okay, but her sister Olive used to hang out with some pretty rough characters. :D

Keep oxygen away from it and it should be fine.

-- Art

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#2 posted 122 days ago

You could always fill a smaller bottle, and squirt some Bloxygen into the big one each time you refill.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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ColonelTravis

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#3 posted 122 days ago

Oxygen, you hell monster!
Don’t have Bloxygen but similar stuff that’s preserved my scotch very well.
Will try that, thanks.

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Loren

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#4 posted 122 days ago

From what I’ve read, the “camellia oil” sold in grocery stores
is different from the tool oil called camellia oil.

I have no clue really. The stuff sold for tools is pretty
spendy comparably.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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ColonelTravis

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#5 posted 122 days ago

Loren, I read somewhere once that there is a little bit of machine oil in the tool store version but never have never been able to verify that.

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MrFid

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#6 posted 122 days ago

From Rob Porcaro, curator of the blog Heartwood, here he recommends vitamin E as an antioxidant to combat gumminess in camellia oil. I don’t think this is the same as rancid oil, but might be good to know.

Good luck!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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ColonelTravis

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#7 posted 122 days ago

Bailey, thanks. Think I’ll try that.

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