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Stock Finish?
Sep 15th, 2011 at 1:41pm
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Hello, everyone.  An older custom smith gave me his formula for a hand rubbed oil finish..But I think it is probably closer to the old so-called piano finish?  He said it works nice if touch ups are needed.:
Not quite 1oz. clear old-fashoned spar varnish.  2-3 drops boiled linseed oil.  2-3 drops turpentine.  He uses a gray scotch brite pad & works it into a slury.  If used before, careful not to go thru original finish.  What do you guys think?
  
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Re: Stock Finish?
Reply #1 - Sep 15th, 2011 at 2:16pm
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It should work very well for touch ups but, I like more Linseed oil for the total finish. I use 50/50 Spar varnish and Linseed oil for the OA finish. I think it pulls the varnish deeper into the wood. I do know at a good friend did a 7 day moister test of it by submerging a piece of butt stock size wood under water and then re-weighting it and it didn't allow the wood to retain water.

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