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Forum topic by ccpanel posted 07-28-2009 07:22 PM 1019 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-28-2009 07:22 PM

I have an old axe handle that has dried out in the nevada sun and i want to save it-what oil or wax or??? can i put on it to keep it from cracking more and/or to lessen brittleness.

no-im not going to use it to cut firewood…. =)

i also have an old camper w/wood frame. the REAL 2×6 resting on the metal frame of the truck has dried out and i need to add some lubrication to it.

not a big deal-its out of the weather BUT… because it has dried out since installation in 1955-yes you read that right- it SQUEAKS liek CRAZY when driving. bolts have been tightened but it comes down to needing som sort of lube to add to wood to soak in.

i was thinking somthing like linseed oil or olive oil… thoughts?

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#1 posted 07-28-2009 08:16 PM

For the axe handle you could use linseed oil, tung oil, or Watco danish oil (you have color choices on the last one)
For the camper you might try a mineral oil if you are looking for a lubricating affect (baby oil is the same thing and often cheaper). Most of the other oils will dry out and not lubricate.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 07-28-2009 09:21 PM

exactly the type of informed answer i was looking for.

not concerned at all w/looks.

will the mineral oil add the moisture back into the wood. im VERY concerned about not damaging the camper wood long-term. we intend to retire with this in 30 years… =) still being enjoyed now.
1955 chevy camper

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#3 posted 07-28-2009 09:28 PM

your picture link doesn’t work.

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#4 posted 07-29-2009 06:10 PM

looks like it is working now.
there should be a picture embedded in posting also.

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