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    Danish Oil, what next?

    Just refinished my Benjamin 317 stock with five coats of Danish Oil.

    A vast improvement over the unloved, grainless look it had.

    Now much darker than I expected and showing reasonable grain, but no shine to it.

    Is there anything cheap and simple to get a bit of a shine?

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    I'd use a Beeswax to seal it, few coats buff to a nice deep shine and should help waterproof it too.
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    I have used Danish oil, albeit many coats, and got a great shine. But then I have noticed a difference in performance between different brands of Danish oil.

    Cheers, Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Russell View Post
    I have used Danish oil, albeit many coats, and got a great shine. But then I have noticed a difference in performance between different brands of Danish oil.

    Cheers, Phil
    Yes I suspect you are correct, this is the stuff I used: https://www.thecornishchoppingboardc...MaAjFOEALw_wcB

    Very pleased with the outcome overall, but a bit of a lustre would be nice, looks like some sort of wax is on the cards.

    I will have a rummage in the local shops.

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    According to Rustins, their Danish oil and teak oil are the same but Danish oil has stuff added to kill any shine. I use teak oil and four coats give a nice shine to close grained wood.

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    ive used teak oil to get a nice finish

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    What, Teak il on top of the Danish?

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    Incidentally, I just tried to strip the varnish from my Benjamin 312 stock with a cheap stripper from that Bay.
    No effect at all, tried on some paint, just the same.
    The bottle claims content is flammable, I have tested it and it is not.
    Bottle also claims solvent based, but does not smell of anything.
    Contents resemble water.

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    Danish Oil, what next?

    Buy a bottle of CCL stock refinishing oil you only need a tiny amount & hand buff it up to however shiny a finish you want, i always used danish for the first few coats on bare wood then that to finish off great stuff & one small bottle did 4 gunstocks it goes so far!
    Last edited by junglie; 05-12-2023 at 01:54 PM.

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    Periodically I apply Blonde Oil to our oak dining table and chairs as per the manufacturers recommendations and I oftern wonder if it would be any good on airgun stocks, primarily walnut ?
    It looks good on the oak table with a slight golden tint but I dont know the details of it and its not cheap !
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