Oils

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      The oils that we carry fall into 2 categories, finishing and tool rust protection.   All of our oils are food safe.

      Our finishing oils are Hempseed, Walnut and Flaxseed.  They are food grade so you can sprinkle some on your salads at the same time as oiling your finished spoons, kuksas, bowls, cutting boards sculptures etc.  These three oils all polymerise which means that they harden leaving good protection for you piece without having an oily finish.  For best results we recommend applying thin coats and allowing it to dry before applying additional coats.  To achieve this rub oil all over your piece wait a couple of minutes then wipe it back off.

      Camellia Oil or Tsubaki Oil is a light non drying oil and is for protecting your tools against rust.  High Carbon Steel tools are particularly susceptible to rust especially when carving green wood which is high in moisture and often tannins that can corrode your tools.  Simply wipe Camellia Oil over your tools to create a barrier against oxygen and moisture which promotes rust.  A good way to apply oil to your tools and have it ready to go is to make an oil pad as described in our blog post here. Camellia Oil is food safe so there no need to worry about applying it to tools that you are going to carve eating utensils with.

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