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hey everybody<br>i'v got this natural fork and i want to oil it, but what is the best way to do that,<br>just dip the frame in oil or something????<br>thanks onnod
 

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Hmmmm there are many schools of thought on this, it all comes down to personal preference in the end, many things to consider, what color you want, how you want the grain to show, do you want organic or is chemical ok? Some would dip it and let it dry, some would wipe it on in spots to make it only streaky.... its all a very personal process I believe now, you can find lots by googling pen makers finishing techniques and guys making knife scales, or other wood projects... A lot of guys like BLO boiled linseed oil, I have yet to try this but I am eager too when I can get some... I wouldn't mind finding some really nice oil to give it a nice light smell, like coconut oil or something... eucalyptus oil... <br><br>Lets wait and see if any others weigh in and maybe we can learn more together lol
 

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Hi little onno, and Ryan <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Heat the fork in microwave for 40 seconds. stop for a minute and again 40 seconds. Heat some linseed oil or Tung oil(expensive) in a metal container on a candle flame. Coconut oil takes too long to dry(it doesnt dry for years sometimes). Linseed oil is overall good and not expensive. Then soak a cotton cloth in warm Linseed oil. Dab the oil on the hot fork. it will soak like hungry. let it soak. and apply more. 2 or 3 times. let it soak and cool down. <br>Heat it again for 30 seconds, and apply warm oil with cloth again 2 or 3 times. Then let it completely dry hard.
 

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<tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>ketansa wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
<tr><td class="quote">Hi little onno, and Ryan <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Heat the fork in microwave for 40 seconds. stop for a minute and again 40 seconds. Heat some linseed oil or Tung oil(expensive) in a metal container on a candle flame. Coconut oil takes too long to dry(it doesnt dry for years sometimes). Linseed oil is overall good and not expensive. Then soak a cotton cloth in warm Linseed oil. Dab the oil on the hot fork. it will soak like hungry. let it soak. and apply more. 2 or 3 times. let it soak and cool down. <br>Heat it again for 30 seconds, and apply warm oil with cloth again 2 or 3 times. Then let it completely dry hard.</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you, this sounds similar to using a teabag to dye it...</span>
 

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thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
 

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hmmm <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>few drops of orange oil in the linseed oil will make it smell good.
 

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<span class="postbody"><br><br>Just be careful when you discard the linseed oil saturated cloth. It can ignite itself. <br><br><a href="http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infpai/inflinspontaneouscombust.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infpai/inflinspontaneouscombust.html</a></span>
 

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<span class="postbody"><br><br>Just be careful when you discard the linseed oil saturated cloth. It can ignite itself. <br><br><a href="http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infpai/inflinspontaneouscombust.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infpai/inflinspontaneouscombust.html</a></span>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>ohh, no it does not ignite itself. and not much heat is generated Joerg. You cant even feel it with hands. I have been using lot of linseed oil with oil colors on canvas since years. I have created many rags by wiping the oil and brushes to it. I didnt even dispose off many of the rags for weeks and months. Some were even exposed to sun. Nothing like that happened.<br>The accident might happen if a splinter of fire falls on it and the combustion grows, if the splinter survives.<br>Anyway if there is fear, wet the cloth after use and dispose it. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
 

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Oh yes, it does, even without open fire. I've seen it by myself one time. When you stay beside of it, it won't. But if you go to bed and turn your back to oily pieces of textile, then it will burn your house down.
 

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I have a friend who lost his entire workshop due to such a fire. Wiped down the workbenches with linseed oil, threw the rags in the trash and called it a day. Fire started during the night.
 

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<tr><td class="quote">I have a friend who lost his entire workshop due to such a fire. Wiped down the workbenches with linseed oil, threw the rags in the trash and called it a day. Fire started during the night.</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br>makes sence tho works the same on spareribs package its made of paper and you put it in the microwave just as is at first its just a little hot but never ever just throw it in the trash because it will "breed" and turn hotter and hotter and in the trash the heat cant escape and fwoosh</span>
 

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That there was a good read, thanks Joerg <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> may have saved me from burning things <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_evil.gif" alt="Evil or Very Mad" longdesc="12">
 
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