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Oiling Tool Handles
#1
Does anyone know of any reason why it might be a daft idea to oil tool handles with good old sunflower oil?

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#2
I suspect it will break down and go sticky and rancid. Can you not get linseed oil there? I would have thought that new engine oil would be a better deal, but I'm not sure on that. I'm sure that others will be along with good advice soon.

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#3
never tried it.As Squizz said i think linseed would be better if you can get it.
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#4
I can't see a problem as I use cooking oil on a wooden kitchen spoon that my eldest daughter made in woodwork class 20 + yrs ago.

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#5
never thought about doing it,   but worth a try.   

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#6
Vegetable oill does break down and goes stick, linseed oil is the best to use.  For blades on spades etc a bucket of sharp sand with old engine oil is the way to go ...

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#7
I will use google translate for linseed oil and see if I can make some shop assistants laugh  oh my

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#8
Or tung oil

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#9
Umm, English please.......

Quote:Or tung oil
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#10
Its another oil often used in wood finishing, often with other ingredients to make it harden quicker. A major ingredient of "danish oil", Google search should throw up details for you.

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#11
Thank you Sutty!

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