The oil will penetrate the wood and soak in quickly. Use an old but sharp chisel to lift off any sticking glue.
Mix up a 50 50 solution of boiled linseed oil and turpentine.
How to apply boiled linseed oil to woodworking bench. Mdf and boiled linseed oil lynnroy posted in john white on december 25 2007 12 57pm i built a tennoning jig based on one of the old fww articles by pat warner i believe. Applying boiled linseed oil properly. It s about as foolproof as any finish can get.
As awesome as this product is for both wood and metal it has some dangers specifically flammability that need to be addressed in order to use it safely. You can brush it on if you d like as well but i prefer a rag. I show how to use blo as a wood finish.
You can easily create your own high quality wood conditioner by mixing 40 of boiled linseed oil with 60 of mineral turpentine. How to apply linseed oil. Work in a linear path so you can keep track of the wood that you ve already oiled.
Liberally apply the mixture to the wood using a cotton rag. Once cured the oil adds a nice glow and protects the wood from sun and water damage. Proper blo application and surface preparation.
Instead work in small sections so the boiled linseed oil can be applied as thoroughly as possible. About once a month dampen a soft rag in boiled linseed oil or polymerized tung oil and wipe the workbench top making sure you get the oil everywhere it needs to be do the wipe down after cleaning off paint glue and similar debris. It s better to apply too much linseed oil at first than to not use enough.
How to make boiled linseed oil has been a video i have wanted to make for a long time. Use your best judgment when applying boiled linseed oil to your wood. Boiled linseed oil is very easy to apply.
Make sure you apply a good amount to the surface not just a light coat. Boiled linseed oil will dry in only a few days give or take depending on weather. Linseed oil can be utilized as a wood furniture finish.
When oiling wood the surface should be first finish sanded to anywhere from 320 to 400 grit sandpaper. Boiled linseed oil suitable mixing container with a lid for air tight storage between coats clean rag for wiping excess. I have made several videos on blo and woodworking finish as blo is one.