So I decided to fill in the grub holes with epoxy resin, really glad I did. Love the contrast and I have also given her a coat of boiled linseed oil and then 2 coats of finishing wax. Very happy with this piece and it was a hell of a learning experience, it being my second knife ever. Thanks a million to @tommyrod83 for all the tips and tricks!
This thing was thirsty!
Sanded all the way around, drilled the dog holes and chamfered, and drenched the whole thing in boiled linseed oil last night. Second coat to go on today. Swipe for before pictures what a difference!
After seeing a recent picture of @ambushcraft_n_hunting lovely shaft on his chopper (check out his profile, there's some great content on there), I wanted to see what I could do with my car boot sale cheapo hatchet hickory handle before I tried stripping and treating my old BSA Meteor stock with boiled linseed oil.
I stripped the varnish and printing from the handle using vanish stripper. Rubbed off the remainder of the printing with 120 grade sand paper. Then applied 6 coates of boiled linseed oil over a couple of days, wiping off the excess between applications.
It didn't come out as dark as I'd hoped, but the linseed has brought out the grain nicely.
In two minds now whether or not to do the same on my Meteor stock..... #axe#hatchet#hickory#linseed#linseedoil#boiledlinseedoil
What is your opinion on using shellac finish on wood work? Why?
Some people love it.
Some absolutely detest it.
I’ve used it twice.
The first time was in a really porous and weathered slab. I liked how quickly it built up so that I didn’t have to use two gallons of epoxy.
The second time was just to see how it finished.
Tell me what you see as the pros and cons.
So people approach #finishing from a whole lot of angles, I'm not expert but this video shows basically my go to method. My default is #boiledlinseedoil in this case on #walnut and #resin piece, I wear gloves first then I put a healthy later of oil on every piece, come back in a few minutes and rub the excess with a clean rag, and then you're done! Pretty easy (but don't forget that the most important part is the #sanding that comes before) 👌
First attempt at a hatchet handle. Cedar and mahogany. I turned the handle and then used a draw knife to flatten the sides. Traditional hammer and chisel to fit the axe head. Then linseed oil and wax for a finish. I’ve never tried those two. Has anyone any opinion on its durability? #woodworking#woodcarving#boiledlinseedoil#woodwax
🔊 🎶 I love getting to this step and watching this grain really come to life! Some of the species undergo such a color change with this linseed oil. But I really like the look they take on once they dry👌🏼 #magicmallet#tysonmoorebuilds#boiledlinseedoil .
When I get home this evening I‘ll post on Etsy shop 👍🏼