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    Minwax Antique Oil

    How do I mix my own version of this? I know someone mentioned it before.
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    If I remember correctly it's BLO and mineral spirits about 50/50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Soby View Post
    If I remember correctly it's BLO and mineral spirits about 50/50
    It's also got a varnish of some kind, most likely polyurethane. Formby's "Tung Oil Finish" is a similar oil/varnish blend.

    Sam Maloof used a couple of formulas along the same lines. Here's a post from a few years back talking about the recipes:

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    Thanks folks. Got the info I needed.
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    Are the rags still flammable with this mix? If so, be careful.
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    I know guys who have use Diesel fuel. Just about any oil with a hot additive will cure out and protect wood. But is or are they all good for the wood. Just depends on the application and the need of use.
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    I mix equal parts of thinner, varnish and BLO...works great and is much cheaper too.
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    Seems like back in the Badger Pond days almost everyone had a slightly different recipe for "witches brew".
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    Steve I use BLO 50% Tung oil 25% and Damar Varnish 25% I make the damar from Cystals. Fast drying.
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