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07-20-2019 12:48 AM

I have seen tons of stuff extolling ‘OB’s Shine Juice’ and I’m just searching for a commercial version of the stuff, or it’s equivalent. Does anybody out there know of such a product for sale?

Thanks for any info/leads on this!


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#1 posted 07-20-2019 01:07 AM

This site says it’s a blend of BLO, shellac and DNA.

I think I’ll pass…lol.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#2 posted 07-20-2019 12:32 PM

Dont know that the mixture is available as a packaged product, but the 3 components are. What’s the reason for not mixing your own? I

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#3 posted 07-20-2019 12:49 PM

I just find that commercially produced products are better mixed/measured than I typically achieve!!

Why do you ‘pass’ Rich?

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#4 posted 07-20-2019 01:05 PM

Many moons ago (1950’s) I was taught the skill of “French Polish” aka OB shine juice. It was to take a golf ball size tightly twisted round of cloth, dip it into DNA, then BLO and then shellac. No set proportions, no fuss, no bottle, no bother. Note the phrase “No set proportions.” As long as the proportion is about 1/3 of each IT WORKS. Then rub it on the surface of the piano, violin or what ever until your arms fell off. The whole object in to lube the surface with the oil, dissolve the shellac with the DNA and melt it all into the surface smoothly. It will also make a repair of a FP surface by just rubbing it with fresh FP.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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#5 posted 07-20-2019 01:48 PM

Thanks for the feedback Jack, I appreciate that input

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#6 posted 07-20-2019 01:52 PM

Mylands Friction Polish is the same thing, you can it get from Amazon.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 07-20-2019 03:00 PM


Why do you ‘pass’ Rich?

- Fish30114

As soon as I see BLO in a finish recipe, I move on. I also find the oil/shellac combination to be odd. The article was for turners, so maybe it works for them, but I would never put it on one of my pieces.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#8 posted 07-20-2019 03:58 PM

Rich, that is interesting I have developed a dislike for BLO, I don’t know why, why do you steer away from it? And what do you use when you’re looking for that glass like finish??

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#9 posted 07-20-2019 04:36 PM


Rich, that is interesting I have developed a dislike for BLO, I don’t know why, why do you steer away from it? And what do you use when you’re looking for that glass like finish??

- Fish30114

I just think it’s low-grade oil. I can’t think of any big name fine furniture craftsmen who use it. A pure tung oil is a much better product. However, when I want a flawless finish, I spray a dozen coats or so of gloss lacquer and then wet sand it to whatever sheen I want. I generally stop around 1500 for a satin sheen, but you can go up to 8,000 or higher for gloss. A good waxing with pure carnauba wax finishes it off nicely. Everyone who touches it comments on how smooth it is.

Again though, that article was for turners, and the friction of finishing a turning on the lathe changes how finishes behave. Maybe that’s a perfect blend for a turner. However, I’d still replace the BLO with tung.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#10 posted 07-20-2019 04:59 PM

Rich, I appreciate that, if replacing the BLO with Tung is doable, ie it still works I would endeavor to try and make some of that—unless you know of a commercial producer???

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#11 posted 07-20-2019 05:04 PM


Rich, I appreciate that, if replacing the BLO with Tung is doable, ie it still works I would endeavor to try and make some of that—unless you know of a commercial producer???

- Fish30114

I don’t.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#12 posted 07-20-2019 11:49 PM

The oil in french polish is a lubricant and mostly eveporates along with the DNA with the friction heat to melt the shellac.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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#13 posted 07-21-2019 12:18 AM

That makes a lot of sense—I use a Dr’s Wood Shop product which uses Walnut oil, which I know gets hard! So I’m liking what I’m using

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#14 posted 07-21-2019 12:49 AM

Odd that its 3rds, for french polishing you just need a couple drops for lube. Maybe they were just doing 1/3 for ocd reasons or copying a maloof type ratio?

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#15 posted 07-21-2019 01:41 PM



Odd that its 3rds, for french polishing you just need a couple drops for lube. Maybe they were just doing 1/3 for ocd reasons or copying a maloof type ratio?

- SMP


As stated in my first post, the process was a dab, a dab and a dab. So putting it in a bottle kind of comes out to 1/3 of each. After a while your arms are glad of the extra lube!

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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