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    Hi everyone, with all the custom tampers lately i thought i might have a go at one so i got a piece of 316 stainless and some tasmanian oak and off i went. i got the guys at work to make it for me and heres what they came up with:



    all i need to do now is to oil the handle and thats where i need your help. what type of oil do i use? i read somewhere that i can use walnut oil or linseed oil and bees wax. is that right? any sugestions?

    thanks

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    Re: my new custom tamper

    Quote Originally Posted by 52505A460F0F083F0 link=1278149920/0#0 date=1278149920
    all i need to do now is to oil the handle and thats where i need your help. what type of oil do i use? i read somewhere that i can use walnut oil or linseed oil and bees wax. is that right? any sugestions?

    thanks
    Personally I like Almond Oil & one can get it in supermarkets

    There are more exotic oils to use but I found Almond Oil to be excellent

    nice tamper * ::)
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    thanks KK. what about the bees wax after oiling? has anybody heard of that being done? does the type of oil affect the finished look?

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    Re: my new custom tamper

    You can use hot linseed oil as well
    Hot oil penetrates deeper into the wood that includes the Almond Oil

    Dont need to wax

    Re apply a thin layer of your chosen oil when necessary

    This is a great read on wood oils ect
    http://www.popularwoodworking.com/features/finish2.html

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    Re: my new custom tamper

    Quote Originally Posted by 12363F3F3C3C0612362A3436590 link=1278149920/3#3 date=1278153040
    Hot oil penetrates deeper into the wood
    great tip. thats why i love this forum.

    so do i just dab a piece of cloth in the oil and use that to apply it to the handle?

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    Re: my new custom tamper

    Quote Originally Posted by 0D0F0519505057600 link=1278149920/4#4 date=1278153428
    Quote Originally Posted by 12363F3F3C3C0612362A3436590 link=1278149920/3#3 date=1278153040
    Hot oil penetrates deeper into the wood
    great tip. thats why i love this forum.

    so do i just dab a piece of cloth in the oil and use that to apply it to the handle?
    There many ways to apply

    1] wipe on thinly and polish off up to 10 times
    2] wipe on thick and let it soak then polish off and reapply several times
    3] drop the handle (because its small) in the hot oil and let it soak a while
    Remove let it soak 24 hours
    Buff off

    Note - you may require the occasional sand if the oil raises the grain
    Use the finest grade paper & best done while spinning

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    Dont apply the bees wax. The melting point is too low and the heat of your hand is enough to melt it and it will become lodged with dirt, fingerprints and grime. The bees wax needs to be mixed with a wax with a higher melting temp such as Carnauba. There is an excellent Australian made "Traditional Wax" that would be suitable if you wanted to go wax.

    I would suggest Danish Oil. Here is a blurb from the manufacturer that I would recommend but I will remove the name (they are not a sponsor!)

    DANISH OIL is a special formulation based on "Chinese Wood Oil" also known as "Tung Oil" This natural oil is extracted from nuts, similar in size to a brazil nut which grow on certain species of trees found mainly in China and some areas of South America.

    This natural oil is processed and blended with other vegetable oils then some synthetic resins to improve the hardness. The special formulation developed by xxx’s Ltd ensures xxx’s DANISH OIL is different to other oils.

    The special ingredients allow xxx’s Danish Oil to penetrate deep into all types of timbers, drying to a hard durable and water resistant seal. The ideal oil to bring out the beauty of all timbers and give a natural low lustre finish to all types of furniture, woodwork, woodturnings & woodcarvings.

    The advantage here is the synthetic resins which will give you the penetration and appearance of oil with a hard drying finish which will help seal the timber.

    Hope this helps.

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    sounds good. ill give it a go then ill post a finished product pic.

    thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 576D765B57706D6A6F65686B70040 link=1278149920/6#6 date=1278156181
    I would suggest Danish Oil. Here is a blurb from the manufacturer that I would recommend but I will remove the name

    Snip from the link above

    Oil-Varnish Blend
    One replacement was pre-packaged oil/varnish blend. This didnt add anything to what was already being used, but manufacturers made consumers think it did by labelling their products with enigmatic names like Danish oil (made by squeezing Danes?), antique oil (just for antiques?), Velvit oil and Salad Bowl Finish.

    Then they attached misleading marketing phrases to the product such as "contains resin," "protects the wood from the inside" or "makes the wood 25 percent harder" to make consumers think they were buying something more than simply a repackaged oil/varnish blend.

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    Re: my new custom tamper

    I agree ..... it depends on which product you purchase as when it comes to finishes there is a lot of marketing spin.

    The brand that I would recommend cannot be purchased from the big hardware chains, only woodworking suppliers, however at $13.50 for 250ml it will not break the bank. The reason that I recommend it is that I have been using it for a number of year on jewellery boxes and they still look as good as they day I applied the finish many years later. I have tried may different finishes on wood over the years and this brand of Danish Oil creates a great looking and very durable finish.

    That being said mineral oil (paraffin oil) which is available from the supermarket will also work well.

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    I highly recommend "Birchwood Casey Stock Oil"....

    Designed specifically for fancy timbered gun-stocks so is very durable, can be polished to what ever level of shine you desire and brings out all the underlying beauty of the timber..... 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6C41454944280 link=1278149920/10#10 date=1278163110
    I highly recommend "Birchwood Casey Stock Oil"....

    Designed specifically for fancy timbered gun-stocks so is very durable, can be polished to what ever level of shine you desire and brings out all the underlying beauty of the timber..... 8-)

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    Good stuff...

    Spent many hrs with my Anschutz Hornet polishing and keeping the blue up to it... Weather around Stanthorpe was hard on firearms when ya using them all day..

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    Re: my new custom tamper

    Quote Originally Posted by 6F42464A472B0 link=1278149920/10#10 date=1278163110
    I highly recommend "Birchwood Casey Stock Oil"....
    Hi Mal, where would i get that from?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45474D5118181F280 link=1278149920/12#12 date=1278164193
    Quote Originally Posted by 6F42464A472B0 link=1278149920/10#10 date=1278163110
    I highly recommend "Birchwood Casey Stock Oil"....
    Hi Mal, where would i get that from?

    thanks
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    Re: my new custom tamper

    Quote Originally Posted by 1C3831313232081C38243A38570 link=1278149920/5#5 date=1278154700
    Use the finest grade paper & best done while spinning
    Geez KK, that could be dangerous, its a long way down to land on your head if youre on a bar stool ;) >:(

    Lookin good moey. Another suggestion. My stereo speakers are finished in Ozzie Jarah and then oiled with Marveer. I reapply every 12 months or so. Of course this would tend to give your timber a darker redish colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 765455543B0 link=1278149920/14#14 date=1278201419
    Geez KK, that could be dangerous, its a long way down to land on your head if youre on a bar stool
    Your a little [smiley=evil.gif]

    You know I meant the handle
    Spinning on the end of a drill [smiley=engel017.gif]

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    Good job mooey :) I used Mirowax, which is bees wax/eucalyptus/linseed blend. Had it for waxing dining table. No residual eucalyptus smell. Got it from furniture/timber work place.

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    thanks guys, all good ideas. Krusty68 your tamper turned out (pardon the pun) really nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71555C5C5F5F6571554957553A0 link=1278149920/15#15 date=1278203800
    Your a little Smiley
    Me......never ;) :) :) :) :)

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    Re: my new custom tamper

    update... i ended up going with the gun stock finish suggestion and as promised heres a pic of the finished result:

    thanks again to all who responded and especially sir stinkalot for the kind offer to finish the tamper for me.



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    Re: my new custom tamper

    Quote Originally Posted by 25272D3178787F480 link=1278149920/19#19 date=1278379738
    update... i ended up going with the gun stock finish suggestion and as promised heres a pic of the finished result:

    thanks again to all who responded and especially sir stinkalot for the kind offer to finish the tamper for me.

    Nice job moey, well done. ;)

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    thanks Jon.

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    Yep nice and shiny

    Nice job

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    Mmmm.... Polished timber 8-)

    Nice job Moey [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    thanks everyone. im loving the polished timber and the fact that the whole thing cost me $15. ;D ;D

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    Wow nothing like mates rates! :o Good work

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    Re: my new custom tamper

    Ahh, finally found the thread.
    I have just finished my own tamper.
    I hope you dont mind Greg, but I attempted to copy your deluxe base.

    Base is 316 Stainless, handle is brass. Joined with an M6 Stud.
    Weighs 575gm
    It took me 10 hours to make on a home metal lathe.
    Lapped the base to a perfectly flat surface, that took about 30 mins.
    Its the most precise thing I have ever made, so I love it. *:D








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    that looks great mrseca.
    well done.

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    Like the reflection and concept in this one

    Well done.


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