Re: [MedievalSawdust] Lemon Oil
I apologize for the time delay - I started writing this back when the
lemon oil discussion was current and then I got ill and I've just now
gotten back to the draft.
Back to the original question about Lemon Oil, I can relate this
experience. My in-laws' kitchen table is an old pedestal table that
has always been treated with lemon oil. It came from the family farm
in Bucks County and my wife thinks it was a winter project of her
great-great-grandfather back in 18-something-or-other (it could be
older as the family has been living on the same farm since 1683). The
wood is either oak or chestnut - hardwood and relatively
course-grained. After a hundred-plus years of lemon oiling, the table
has turned almost black and is impervious to anything spilled or left
on its surface.
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