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Okay, y'all knew this was coming! I want to make my own Finnish pine tar mix. I bought this.
https://www.woodenboatstore.com/product ... gKz5fD_BwE
Tips appreciated.
The plan is 1/3 purified bee's wax, 1/3 pine tar and a 1/3 turpentine. That is supposedly an old Finn mix. This old yank Finn is going to find out.
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I can't give you a tip yet for the finish, but if you use it to make soap, make sure all the oils and the lye water are at room temperature 'cause pine tar soap sets up much faster than other cold process soaps. It sets up faster than it can be poured/smeared/smashed into the mold. :shock: But man-o-man does it smell Goooood! :lol:
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Swedish. I still might buy. I have a few projects yet to receive the legendary mix.

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sikacz wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Okay, y'all knew this was coming! I want to make my own Finnish pine tar mix. I bought this.

The plan is 1/3 purified bee's wax, 1/3 pine tar and a 1/3 turpentine. That is supposedly an old Finn mix. This old yank Finn is going to find out.
I love this kind of thing. I had some bare wood doors in my house and wanted a more natural finish. I also wanted to avoid petro chemicals where ever possible. So no commercial boiled linseed oil or japan drier for me. I used pure bees way and raw linseed oil (organic flax seed oil from my natural foods co-op), a little cedar oil, and a little turpentine. It worked great.

So far I have resisted the urge to refinish any rifle stock. But you never know what the future holds.

I hope you will post photos of your project.
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Soon!
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There is this if you don't want to do the mixing. http://thegunstockdoctor.com/Products.html
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JColville wrote:
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There is this if you don't want to do the mixing. http://thegunstockdoctor.com/Products.html
This pretty easy to make and I love the scent. My grandad made a similar mix for skies and another for the boat in the summer.
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sikacz wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:21 pm

This pretty easy to make and I love the scent.
I usually dab a bit behind my ear to let my wife know I'm in the mood. :laugh:

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CDFingers wrote:
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This pretty easy to make and I love the scent.
I usually dab a bit behind my ear to let my wife know I'm in the mood. :laugh:

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:roflmao: Your wife sounds like a Finn!
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CDFingers wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:36 pm
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This pretty easy to make and I love the scent.
I usually dab a bit behind my ear to let my wife know I'm in the mood. :laugh:

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Is little behind one ear and some Hoppes behind the other considered the 'nuclear option'? :lol:

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The mixing!
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And...
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After sitting overnight...
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AndyH wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:28 am
CDFingers wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:36 pm
sikacz wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:21 pm

This pretty easy to make and I love the scent.
I usually dab a bit behind my ear to let my wife know I'm in the mood. :laugh:

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Is little behind one ear and some Hoppes behind the other considered the 'nuclear option'? :lol:
Yep, sounds perfect! :beer2:
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sikacz wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:35 am
After sitting overnight...
Eees beeutiful.

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Here's a few test pieces of birch plywood. I have two mixes a mix that is the 1/3 mix and then one with a bit more turpentine, it's a left over and cleaning up the leavings mix. These pieces are mainly with the cleaning up leavings mix which is probably a good base coat.
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It's as if the contrast knob has been turned to 11. I love that feature of the tars.

My next raw wood rifle project is for a Mosin action. I may buy actual birch tar from Finland for it.

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CDFingers wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:14 pm
It's as if the contrast knob has been turned to 11. I love that feature of the tars.

My next raw wood rifle project is for a Mosin action. I may buy actual birch tar from Finland for it.

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I was reading that tar production almost disappeared from Finland due to EU efforts to ban production. I think they managed to stop that effort based on tar production being a part of Finnish cultural and history since the Middle Ages. I did read that most of the Finnish tar production at this time goes to waterproofing wooden church roof shingles.

And this.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-ch ... n-finland/
"piece of Neolithic gum was found among artifacts, like dishes and jewelry, in a Stone Age village at the Kierikki Stone Age Center. "It's somewhere between 5,500 and 6,000 years old," he said."
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MOAR PICTURES!!!!

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Some tar love!
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Really emphasizes the contrast, but it also blends in minor handling scratches.
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Gorgeous.

Any of you tar mavens ever put some on curly maple?
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So yummy. Arctic birch has a really tight grain and is reluctant to absorb. It might want another thinned coat for maximum effect.

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Marlene wrote:
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Gorgeous.

Any of you tar mavens ever put some on curly maple?
Yep--well, close. You get the effect.

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