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Dec 27th, 2007 at 2:20pm
 
Does anyone know where a person could order Danish oil by the five gallon bucket ? an what is the shelf life of the oil ?

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Re: Danish oil
Reply #1 - Dec 27th, 2007 at 11:27pm
 
I have no idea but I've gotta ask.........Why so much  Huh Shocked Huh Shocked
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Re: Danish oil
Reply #2 - Dec 28th, 2007 at 1:07am
 
You can mix your own and for a fraction of the cost and I can guaranty it will give you the same results if not better.I used danish oil for yrs before switching to the home brew.I mix 1 part boiled linseed oil,1 part polyurathane and 1 part paint thinner.I usually mix about a qt at a time and keep it in a can.I have used it after it has set around for several mo's with great results.The only problem that I have with it at times is that it will darken,especially if you put it in a clear jar where the light will get to it.
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Re: Danish oil
Reply #3 - Dec 28th, 2007 at 2:21am
 
@ boxmaker
may I ask what do u use as thinner?

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Re: Danish oil
Reply #4 - Dec 28th, 2007 at 2:26am
 
Regular old paint thinner,I use the oil based clear poly.I get it all at local home centers.A gal.of poly last me over a yr.
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Re: Danish oil
Reply #5 - Dec 28th, 2007 at 8:04am
 
Paint thinner AKA Mineral Spirits
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Re: Danish oil
Reply #6 - Dec 28th, 2007 at 8:28am
 
I soak and final sand most all my turnings in the oil
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Re: Danish oil
Reply #7 - Jan 6th, 2008 at 11:51am
 
how long do you soak and how many times I have though about soaking greenwood in danish oil to try to control craking and warping for green turning in one setting.
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Re: Danish oil
Reply #8 - Jan 6th, 2008 at 6:45pm
 
Wheels I just slop it on then set it aside for a about 30 min or so then wipe off the access.I have never used it as a sealer for green wood though.
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Reply #9 - Apr 15th, 2008 at 10:36am
 
Boxxmaker...kinda late to the thread, but what do you store your homebrew in? I saw that a clear container will darken it...
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Re: Danish oil
Reply #10 - Apr 15th, 2008 at 1:11pm
 
I just keep it in an old coffee can,but like I said before,I just mix about a qt at a time,because it will darken an set up a little if it sets for a long  time.You can allways mix a lttle more as you go along as it only takes a min or so to mix it up.If I am going to put it on light woods like figured maple then I will mix up a fresh batch and use it before it starts to change.Try to keep it in a cool place if you can as that helps prolong the life of it.
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Reply #11 - Apr 15th, 2008 at 1:33pm
 
I have thought about soaking green turning in danish oil for like 24 to 48 hours at a time then allow to drain and do this several time then allow to dry.  Would it thicken if it was stirred once a week or so?
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Reply #12 - Apr 15th, 2008 at 3:18pm
 
Thanks boxxmaker....wheels4, I've had the same thought before too and now that I have a recipe to make my own for much cheaper than buying I might do it. I think a 5 gallan bucket with a lid would work don't you?
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Reply #13 - Apr 15th, 2008 at 6:07pm
 
I was thinking more like trash can size then wieghting down with a brick or something if your stuff would fit in a 5 gal bucket it would do just fine.  if the stiring and a dark colored contatiner would make it last long enough to justify the cost of large batches .  I was thinking along the lines of lamp shades turned real thin.
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Reply #14 - Apr 15th, 2008 at 9:30pm
 
Ron Kent is one of the innovators of the DO finish method for translucency.  You can read about his techniques here:  Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register.  Scroll down to "Translucent Norfolk Pine" and you can read what Ron says about DO and how he uses it.  Sure ain't how it says on the can.  Beautiful work though.  Hard to argue with that.
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