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April 19, 2011, 02:10 PM
I had an old recipe for wood finish that was extremly durable and reparable. it was 1/3 bees wax, 1/3 linseed oil and this is the I forgot question, I think it was 1/3 turpintine but can not remember for sure. It was a great gun stock finish for that hand rubbed style. Any help here?

April 19, 2011, 02:21 PM
it was 1/3 bees wax, 1/3 linseed oil and this is the I forgot question, I think it was 1/3 turpintine Never tried bees wax. I use tung oil. I make furniture from scratch and sometimes for a hand finish I'll use tung oil, linseed oil, and thin with turpintine. The 1/3 proportions are correct, but it takes about 6 coats to get all the pores filled, with light sanding in between to knock the grain down. Forgot to mention, most stores that sell "tung oil finish" have this stuff already mixed in.

April 19, 2011, 02:25 PM
was yours 1/3 each of tung and linseed or was that an or tung oil or linseed oil thinned with turpintine?

April 21, 2011, 10:27 PM
The traditional one is 1/3 beeswax, 1/3 BLO (not LO), and 1/3 turpentine ... but I have found that substituting an orange based solvent for the turpentine yields the same results and a MUCH more pleasant mixture to work with!

Have fun and stay safe,


April 22, 2011, 10:23 AM
thanks saands,
I ment BLO, and will try the orange instead. I am sure that is the recipe.

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May 5, 2011, 11:50 AM
WHAT!!!!???????? Carolina. Stock finish is the presevative coating on the wood!!!!!!!!!!!