Artie Scott wrote:Hi Kate,
I use raw linseed oil. Some people consider the boiled linseed oil available at the big box stores toxic given the chemical and metallic additives they use to avoid actually boiling it - a cheaper way to get it to dry more quickly. If you can find true boiled 100% linseed oil, without the additives, the advantage over raw is it dries more quickly.
Travis Johnson wrote:My best advice on making things last is this: "If something moves, it eventually breaks. Buy the tools that have the least moving parts.