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  • Does BLO go bad?

    I've got an older can of BLO. Does it ever go bad? What happens to the drying agents with age? Can I just shake the hell out of the can and stir it up or just chunk it in the trash?
    Mike

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  • #2
    I never thought this stuff went bad?! Got a can of the stuff from my father a few years back and thought it would be with me forever. I am waiting for someone to answer this one as I am curious now.
    Diane
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    • #3
      I threw out about a quart and a half of it just last week that was a couple years old in the bottom of a gallon can. I was trying to use it as a CA/BLO finish for lathe turned pens and it wouldn't work work a darn. It had gone thick and lumpy.
      I bought a new quart and it works with the CA 100% to my expectations.
      Moral of the story is . . . If you are not going to be using large quantiies of it in a short time frame buy quarts of it instead of gallons.
      W.Y.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by William Young (SE BC)
        I was trying to use it as a CA/BLO finish for lathe turned pens and it wouldn't work work a darn.
        W.Y.
        What is CA, Bill?
        Ian

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        • #5
          CA is Cyanoacrylate glue aka crazy glue.
          Available in thin, medium and thick for various applications along with accellerator for instant permanent bond.
          W.Y.
          http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

          The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

          Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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          • #6
            Originally posted by William Young (SE BC)
            CA is Cyanoacrylate glue aka crazy glue.
            Available in thin, medium and thick for various applications along with accellerator for instant permanent bond.
            W.Y.
            Thanks Bill - I have some here just didn't know it was called that ..

            You learn something everyday on here .. or I do .. probably cos I've got a lot to learn ..lol
            Ian

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            • #7
              Are there different CA's for use on wood? Is is different than the crazy glue you get at BORG?
              Bill

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              • #8
                theres a good variety of CA glues at most woodworking stores and suppliers. it comes in diffrent constincies, the thicker or medium thickness works well with wood.Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  I am not sure about the formulation of it being the same but it is not the tiny little expensive tubes you see in the hardware and building supply stores . It comes in bottles because larger quantities are needed for woodworking.
                  It is available from a number of suppliers. Here is just one of them to give you a better idea of the sizing and varieties of it. This site carrys two part epoxyas well as CA glue.

                  http://www.hinkleymall.com/caglue.html

                  Like most glues it has a shelf life so it is best to get quantiies and / or sizes that will be used up in that time frame.
                  W.Y.
                  Last edited by William Young (SE BC); 01-09-2007, 06:52 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Thanks William for the link, that is just what I needed. Years ago I was into making balsa airplanes and I used a CA glue called Hot Stuff that worked well. I am glad to know that there are other brands and places to get it.
                    Bill

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                    • #11
                      Bill.
                      Lee Valley still carries the Hot Stuff brand. It is quite expensive there and as far as I have been able to find out it is no better than the brand I supplied the link to. Pays to shop around sometimes. .
                      W.Y.
                      http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                      The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                      Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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