applying linseed oil to the assembled heirloom dresser case
Photo: Russell Kaye
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14. Applying Linseed Oil to the Assembled Case

After the case is assembled and given a final, 220-grit sanding, it's sprayed with two coats of boiled linseed oil heated to 130 degrees F. The process takes three days to ensure that the oil penetrates deeply. Then a coat of clear paste wax (carnauba and beeswax) is rubbed by hand over the oil.
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