[quote quote=554905]Thanks for tracking that down. I know he’s talked about finishes a number of times but I don’t retain all the information. I didn’t find the MSDS for Ronseal but it looks fairly safe since they just say to wash your hands if it gets on you and nothing about ventilation, and yeah, not likely found in the US. I have some sort of ‘danish oil’ from the Orange store but after getting it home and reading the tiny warning text it seems to have the same old nasty V.O.C.s in it as most Minwax oil-based stuff, requiring cross-ventilation etc. I’m remaking the top. Already finished the base earlier with just BLO and a coat of beeswax, and that has held up fine, but I don’t want wax on the benchtop as I think it might be too slippery.
Mixing in the wax and oil like Jim is doing sounds interesting (as does the European Beech, cool! Mine is construction studs – Douglas Fir probably). Maybe as a mixture it will form less of a slippery topcoat and more penetrating?[/quote]
Brian, I’m a little concerned about the wax on the bench top as well, since it’s already pretty slick from just planing. I’m thinking that I’m going to sand to 100 grit and use just a BLO/turpentine mix without the wax on the bench top. It can always be added later.