Pros and Cons of Oil Finishes
These popular finishes are easy to use, but you need to pick the right one for the job
Consulting editor Chris A. Minick explains the chemistry of boiled linseed oil, tung oil, and walnut oil, helping you to select the one that’s right for your project. He offers tips for using these popular finishes and discusses the differences between pure oil finishes and oil/varnish mixes. Side information addresses the fire hazard posed by oily finishing rags.
From Fine Woodworking #177