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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 04-04-2014 01:05 PM

I mix my own danish oil frequently, using the 1/3 each formula you cited. It will not keep forever, however. The varnish in the mix starts curing the second it hits oxygen, and it’s very hard to stop once started. If you you pur it in the refrigerator it may (or not) keep for over a year. the thing is to test it before use, if the mixture looks thicker and less fluid, the varnish may have cured somewhat. The varnish in the can you used to make is going through the same thing, only faster since it’s not diluted with other stuff. The frig helps with it as well, and many other tricks seem to slow it down; gases on top like co2 or propane, suck the air out of the can, fill it with marbles until there is no air space and on and on and on. For me the marbles trick seems to work as well as any.

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