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Offline Plumber

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Axe handle finish
« on: May 16, 2020, 09:06:11 PM »
What do people use on their axe handles. I have two old axes, with bare wood. I was thinking of using linseed oil.  ???
I did a search, but came up with nothing.  :-\
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Offline imnukensc

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Re: Axe handle finish
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 09:10:11 PM »
Boiled linseed oil is what I use.
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Re: Axe handle finish
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 09:39:25 PM »
Boiled linseed oil is what I use on wood ladders. I have some Birchwood Casey Tru-oil, and it is linseed oil with some additives.
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Re: Axe handle finish
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 09:51:33 PM »
Regular linseed oil takes a very long time to dry.
The 'boiled' linseed oil these days it not really boiled anymore, but has some chemicals in it to make it dry faster.
Therefor this is the preferred oil on handles, but dont use it for cuttingboards or spoons for example.
Other oils i used are tung oil and olive oil.
If you whipe it of, it wont go rancid.
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Offline randyt

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Re: Axe handle finish
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 05:39:19 AM »
I use one part turpentine and three part linseed oil. or just linseed oil.

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Re: Axe handle finish
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 05:59:46 PM »
Thanks Randyt, I think I'll give that a try.
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