Tung, Lineseed Oil & Carnauba Wax

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Suso
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Post by Suso » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:47 am

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Blog Article:

I made this post where I will write the links I'll find:

In Europe: dictum.com
in USA: woodcraft.com
en España: comercialpazos.com



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Turpentine/Esencia Trementina

Turpentine in America:
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Turpentine in Europe:
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Tung Oil/Aceite Tung

Tung Oil in America:
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Tung Oil in Europe:
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Lineseed Oil/Aceite Linaza

Lineseed Oil in America:
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Lineseed Oil in Europe:
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Sinensis Oil/Aceite Camelia

Camellia Oil in America:
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Camellia Oil in Europe:
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Orange Oil/Aceite Naranja

Orange Oil in America:
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Orange Oil in Europe:
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Carnauba Wax/Cera Carnauba

Carnauba Wax in America:
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Carnauba Wax in Europe:
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Gianvador
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Tung, Lineseed Oil & Carnauba Wax

Post by Gianvador » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:09 pm

Hi Suso,
I can find two types of linseed oil: cooked and raw. I think you have used the cooked one, right?
Here in Italy I can find regular Linseed oil (thrise cooked) at about 6€/litre.
The Linoja Swedish Oil you've used costs almost 19€/litre...
Are these one more or less the same product, or not?
Does the second one have any special feature to compared to the "normal" ones?
Thanks,
Gianluca

Suso
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Post by Suso » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:50 pm

hi Gianluca!

The linseed oil is cooked because it dries before, but when the oil is cooked metallic solvents are added and loses part of its properties.
I recommend you buy the Swedish Oil, which is raw and pure, is the same as I use.
take a look:

Gianvador
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Post by Gianvador » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:29 am

Thanks for your reply!
I'm going to buy the same one you've used, to be sure to not have bad surprises.
Anyway just for reference, on the Dictum website you can find two types of Linseed oil:
Linoja (the one you use), its decription says: Especially bright and colour-fast. Pre-oxidation makes this oil dry much faster and slightly bleached.
Ra Linolja its descriprion says: Untreated linseed oil, a pure natural product, dries slowly so penetrates deep into the wood, polishes well.
Because of these differentiation I tought that the first was the cooked one and could be compared to the cheap industrial I had found on amazon.
But thanks to your hints I have done some further research and turned out, expecially from here that yes, pre-oxidation is a sort of heating process and hence the Linoja product is a bit cooked compared to the Ra Linoja. The cheap industrial products instead are not actually cooked, as written in the link above and also in the link you have written before:
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Hardware stores sell cans of “boiled linseed oil” but the oil is not in fact boiled or pre-oxidized. Instead it contains metallic drying agents that speed oxidation. There are small amounts of metal salts in most linseed paints. These are heavy metals (including cobalt, manganese and zirconium) that may be problematic for human health.
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So for sure will be worth to go with the Linoja Organic Swedish Linseed Oil, despite the higher cost.
Hope this can be helpful also for some other.
Regards,
Gianluca

Suso
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Post by Suso » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:33 am

hi Gianluca, it is a good article!

Both products are pure oils, uncooked and without minerals, but in the first oil the manufacturing process is longer and therefore costs more.

The second is an oil that has only been pressed and bottled.

You can use both, the difference is that one dries faster but is more expensive. As you can see in this photo, I usually use the expensive one because I use small amounts...

The oil that you should not buy is the one you have previously linked

MutantWizard
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Re: Tung, Lineseed Oil & Carnauba Wax

Post by MutantWizard » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:20 am

Greetings, Mike here.

Been watching a lot of your youtube and finally got here today. Pls forgive what may become obvious lack of knowledge but been a corporate rat most of my career and only now getting into woodworking. I may be starting in the wrong order but my first question,

Based on the application I assume all the components and the varnish are food grade / food safe. A confirmation before I start buying would be appreciated.

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Re: Tung, Lineseed Oil & Carnauba Wax

Post by Suso » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:41 am

hello Mike,

To apply on kitchen utensils or cutting boards it's better to use only pure linseed oil, take a look at this article:

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