Raw lineseed oil

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  1. stej

    stej New Member

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    Has anybody any experience with raw linseed oil? I believe it is different from boiled linseed oil referenced every time, because the raw contains no additives.<br><br>I'm asking because I left my forks in a pool of raw lineseed oil for 2 days and then left to react and dry. Even after 2 weeks the wood feels oily. Also if I wipe it with a paper I see oil on the paper. Today I put the forks in the oven and let them heat up and still some oil ran out. I'm afraid that the oil will never dry <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"><br>Or maybe it's because the wood (it's plum) doesn't infuse the oil.. No idea.
     
  2. tokSick

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    <div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">I leave it in the bath for 15 to 24 hours then i wipe it and leave it dry. I wipe it some times until i see no more oil on the papper. It depends of the kind of the wood i think but the first one i made like that had to dry for days.<br>
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  3. Saderath

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    I use raw linseed oil on all my slingshots<br>i leave the ss in a bowl for 24 hours<br>then i wipe it and let it hang for 24 hours<br>so any access drips out<br>the next day i fold it in a kitchen paper or a towel <br>and change it every 3-4 days for 2 weeks<br><br>To apply varnish sand it with your last grit let it stand for a day<br>then sand it again with the same grit the next day and varnish
     
  4. JoergS

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    I never soak my frames in the oil as I think it is too much.<br><br>I use a brush and coat it lightly about three, four times for maybe an hour a time, then wipe off the excess. <br><br>Every now and then I re-apply a bit of the oil. <br><br>I never understood why people throw a piece of wood into a pot of oil for days. Of course it will soak up a great amount, and feel oily for a long time. No carpenter would do that ever.
     
  5. CEZ

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    I always brush in the oil a couple of times like Joerg. I was wondering how it would behave if I just dunk it for some time but never had the patience to wait, as I seen now it's a good thing I didn't do that.
     
  6. stej

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>CEZ wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I always brush in the oil a couple of times like Joerg. I was wondering how it would behave if I just dunk it for some time but never had the patience to wait, as I seen now it's a good thing I didn't do that.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Now I would't recommend let it in the oil pool for a long time. I really don'tlike how it feels in the hand. It's somewhat oily and looks like soft wood. Maybe it's special for plum fork. Anyway, personally I don't like it.<br><br>Next time I will use a brush or beeswax only.</span>
     
  7. stej

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Saderath wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I use raw linseed oil on all my slingshots<br>i leave the ss in a bowl for 24 hours<br>then i wipe it and let it hang for 24 hours<br>so any access drips out<br>the next day i fold it in a kitchen paper or a towel <br>and change it every 3-4 days for 2 weeks<br><br>To apply varnish sand it with your last grit let it stand for a day<br>then sand it again with the same grit the next day and varnish</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Just a little warning-I read that rags used for wipeing the fork might start burning without any fire. Just from the oil on the rags. It coukd probably hold for the paper/towels as well.</span>
     
  8. Jan84

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    i think throwing wood in a pot of oil is too much... <br><br>like jörg said, brushing it on the frame 2 or 3 times brings a very nice result. i polish the frame after oiling with a fine grit fleece and bring on a little bit bees wax for furniture. this works properly <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>
     
  9. Bert the Welder

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stej wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <br>Just a little warning-I read that rags used for wipeing the fork might start burning without any fire. Just from the oil on the rags. It coukd probably hold for the paper/towels as well.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Confirmed. Good warning, Stej.<br>Only way to store them is in a sealed metal can, like a paint can. If your going to throw them in the garbage, completely soak them in water.</span>
     
  10. Lars

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    <div>i am using linseed varnish/firnis<br>i only give the wood a cover from that stuff (with a piece of kitchen roll or an brush)<br>then i let it dry for 20min</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  11. stej

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    The lineseed oil is not still dried. Put into microwave oven; after it heated up, some oil appeared at the pronks.. After 2 months!<br>I post this just as a remainder that it doesn't work in some cases.
     
  12. JoergS

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    It will take a looong time for the oil to crystallize. Could be a year or so.<br><br>As I said, throwing a piece of wood into a pot of oil for days is way overkill. <br><br>Brush it on lightly, repeat every once in a while and you are all set.
     
  13. stej

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    Sure, I know I made a mistake. Also I used raw lineseed oil that takes much longer time to dry. However, I didn't know that such a long time.<br>We all learn from our mistakes. That was my turn <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">