I hafted my first hatchet the other day, and also it come out pretty good. It has actually an 18.5oz plumb head and 18" hickory handle. I generally use businessman Joe"s jojoba oil ~ above wood, which is really a fluid wax in ~ room temperature. However, this time I supplied boiled linseed oil because it seems to it is in the go-to stuff for axe and hatchet handles. Bottom heat is, I vigorously dislike the stuff from the ground up. Admittedly, I supplied too lot BLO and got a difficult shinny result, but in any type of case the odor still gets me. The smells like an extreme version the rancid oil, and also I don"t choose the feel or the look. After numerous applications, the jojoba oil imparts a beautiful medium-dark herbal wood color. The BLO will certainly take year of applications to acquire the shade I like. If I use too lot jojoba, a day or two later it"s soaked up and gone. Lord knows that"s not the situation with BLO. I have read the boiled linseed oil have the right to be eliminated with turpentine, paint thinner, or mineral spirits. Is one much better than the other? I additionally read the nothing will certainly get all of the BLO off, bummer. Will certainly that inhibit the absorb of future jojoba oil applications? Thanks, vcb
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Bawanna
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JoinedDec 19, 2012Messages10,031
You sure your got BLO and also not tung Oil or linspeed or something prefer that.BLO nevers gets difficult on me and also wipe it off and also let it collection and it"ll soak in.You can heat increase the hardwood a little with a hair dryer or lay the in the sunlight if friend can uncover sun, oh southerly California you could see the sun, and also the oil will work to the surface ar where you can wipe off more.I"d probably wipe with mineral spirts first, just a bit on a rag, don"t soak or anything and it must remove enough that her jojoba (never supplied it myself) will certainly take.

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Yup, absolutely BLO. The main trouble is that ns was used to utilizing jojoba oil. You placed it on and don"t have to wipe the off. I placed the BLO on however didn"t wipe it off and also ended up with a thick difficult mess. I"m not sure the smell would certainly bother the average person. However, I deserve to tell if someone has been eat potato chips ~ above the other side the a room. The only thing I"m lacking are the long floppy bloodhound ears.
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BLO certainly is nasty in specific ways, but I like exactly how tacky it is. Specifically for stuff choose axe handles. No idea how to eliminate it though.
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Bawanna
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I wonder if it"s a reaction to the Hickory? I understand I"ve supplied it before but no a lot. Mine never ever gets sticky, wipe it turn off the following day. I usage it sparingly and rub that in well yet often times lay that on after that and wipe off.I occasionally thin in a little with mineral spirits to go in mine checkering. If it"s as well thick it clogs it all up and also you need to recut the totality deal.

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Here is a great solution... BLO and cosmoline room both effected by WD40. Cosmoline is more easily wiped away with WD, yet it additionally works with BLO. WD is water soluble so don"t worry around wood damage. Just apply the WD 40 top top a rag and wiped . Resoak the rag through WD as soon as needed and exhange the rag because that a brand-new one as soon as the vault one gets mucked up.