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Posted: 10/1/2011 7:11:44 AM EST
What is an easy but good wood finish for a whistle?

I went on a train ride and picked up a wooden (pine) train whistle,
I'd like to put some fashion of a finish on the raw wood.

Years ago I made a cutting board and just used cooking oil, or
would something like plain old paste furniture wax be a better choice?.

The whistle was only $7 so I don't want to go overboard, it is basically
just to keep the wood looking nice while still being able to use it
(I don't want to finish it with anything that would not want to eat off)

Thank you


Link Posted: 10/1/2011 7:22:54 AM EST
tung oil
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 7:37:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 7:37:29 AM EST by joker1]
Originally Posted By hcook:
tung tongue oil


FIFY
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 7:47:03 AM EST
Peanut oil works great.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 7:49:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 7:52:33 AM EST
My grandad used to make whistles like that, used Linseed oil.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 8:01:50 AM EST
Boiled linseed oil, but be careful of the dirty rags.

Kharn

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Link Posted: 10/1/2011 8:05:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Boiled linseed oil, but be careful of the dirty rags.

Kharn

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This..

Mix in a bit of Japan Drier to get it to dry properly. Put it on very thin and allow plenty of time to dry.. If you go too fast it will feel rubbery

Link Posted: 10/1/2011 8:31:34 AM EST
Thank you
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