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    Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    Hello everyone.

    I need to wax and / or oil some beautifully grained and well seasoned ash and beech.

    What I'm looking for is some good smells

    There's a wooden cupboard in my kitchen, and at some point some time before I moved in... someone waxed a shelf in it and it smells utterly divine.
    It smells so good... It's worth stickng your head in for a good lungfull

    But I dunno what it is.

    In terms of furniture polish I use a beauty called Woodsilk, which is very wet, very oily and I use it on tables and woodsen surfaces if I can then leave them untouched for a few days. It smells good. But it's not the same smell.

    What do I need?

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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    NOT danish oil. It stinks. It really does. Mouldy sweaty cheesy gym socks. Lessens with time, but really not pleasant to begin with. Looks good, but boy the smell each time you coat it (and you'll want ideally 3, with wet sanding)

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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    Linseed oil.

    Raw, not boiled. Be careful with rags, etc when applying it, they will catch fire!

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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    linseed putty doesnt smell much, but I've not sniffed linseed oil recently... will give it a full inhale ;-)

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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    Blend boiled linseed with beeswax, you'll need to melt the wax first, but it does add an extra sheen that linseed alone with not do. Ive used loads of this recently for my home made turntables on block oak. You *might* want to add a few drops of an essential oil to make it smell of what you want...

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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    Beeswax has a nice smell. Linseed doesn't smell of much really, just faintly "oily."

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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    ....

    What I'm looking for is some good smells

    ...
    At the risk of being a smidge less than helpful, isn't a "good smell" rather 'in the nostrils of the besniffer'?

    Beyond that, I like g8ina's idea of the oil/wax blend, maybe with lavender essential oil. If you like lavender?

    I've never tried it with wood oil/wax, but I have with soap and I can't see why the principle would be any different. Lavender oil should be easy to get, but if you want something different, try sandalwood, or rose oil, or ..... there's hundreds, and "craft" siap suppliers can supply.

    Just test on scraps before applying to valuable items.

    So ... it really does come down to the besniffer's hooter.


    PS. For wood, I just use a pure beeswax polish.

    PPS. For expert advice, maybe find a french polishing forum?
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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    Beewax and turpentine.

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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    You won't find anything that smells better than this tackle.

    http://www.axminster.co.uk/chestnut-lemon-oil-ax19765

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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    some SUPERB replies

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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    I can sell you some snake oil... does a great job. It's so fine and natural looking you sometimes wonder if it's there at all.

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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    first set of lumps oiled

    Linseed and a litle white spirit on the first coat... to help it soak in.

    then two more coats of linseed. and it looked beautiful

    but once dry smelled of nothing.. fair enough

    then I drilled the holes for screw fixings....

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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    Are you going to post pictures? Because we want to see the grain!

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    Pics or it didn't happen! HAH
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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    oil the holes too.

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    Re: Which wax/oil for wood smells the nicest?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeePee View Post
    Are you going to post pictures? Because we want to see the grain!
    no...no you don't

    Because it's chainsaw cut and weathered and not super smooth and lush

    In effect it's three heavy door stops.

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