- 29 Jan 2012
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- Shaft City, Mid Cornish Desert
I have a long scaffold board bench that I use to slide along to work by the lathe, but it lives outside sometimes when I work outdoors in the sunshine. It badly needed recoating so I thought I'd give this stuff a try. It's supposed to sink in and not skin over - I wrongly assumed it would be like a hardwax oil. The wood was bare and clean when I started.
Boy, was I wrong. It is filthy stuff, and weeks later it was still soft to the touch and getting scraped off. I attempted to sand what was left of it off after four or five weeks (outdoors in the sun), and I gave up after completely clogging two sheets of 40 grit in the first eighteen inches. I (electric) planed it, and even after the finish was gone the dust when I sanded it stuck to me as there was so much oil in it.
I really don't know what the stuff is supposed to be - It's more like a long oil varnish than a hardwax oil. Use it at your peril.
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