Oil and wax

  • Advertise with us

« back to Finishing forum

Forum topic by HeadMP posted 11-13-2014 08:12 PM 856 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View HeadMP's profile


4 posts in 1010 days

11-13-2014 08:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing

Looking into oil and wax finishes, any suggestions?

5 replies so far

View jmartel's profile


7243 posts in 1870 days

#1 posted 11-13-2014 08:17 PM

I haven’t used many, but I like Danish oil so far. Finish up with paste wax.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

View Fred Hargis's profile

Fred Hargis

4547 posts in 2213 days

#2 posted 11-14-2014 12:37 PM

How about buying Flexner's book? He has a chapter on each that would be helpful (IMHO). I think this book (or Jeff Jewitt’s) is required material in any hobbyist shop.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

View dbray45's profile


3276 posts in 2496 days

#3 posted 11-14-2014 01:50 PM

Fred is right – Flexner’s book is a good place to start.

-- David in Damascus, MD

View endgrainy's profile


251 posts in 1608 days

#4 posted 11-16-2014 02:16 AM

I haven’t tried Masterpiece Wood Finish myself, but here’s a review:

I third Flexner’s book. I borrowed it from the library three times before I decided I should just buy a copy.

-- Follow me on Instagram @endgrainy

View OSU55's profile


1319 posts in 1709 days

#5 posted 11-17-2014 10:23 PM

Yes, thin some polyurethane 50% and brush it on, let sit 5-10 minutes, wipe it off. Cheaper and the same as Danish or watco and more protective and easier than blo. When dry, give it a coat of wax. I agree with the others – buying Jewitt’s and Flexner’s books is the thing to do, and then give yourself time to try a lot of different things.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics