I have a question about finishing replacement wood for a project I am working on.
But first, for those with a commercial Model T and who might want a hand truck to go along with it, I thought I would share what I have been doing:
Search online for “replacement walking plow handles” to find vendors who make new ones that can be used very nicely to replace old handles if needed (buy an extra new handle or two for the various cross pieces, etc.), sandblast and finish the metal parts, and you’re in business.
Now for the question…what would be a suitable finish for the new replacement wood? I want it to look somewhat like the original might have when it was new (no trace of any paint or finish on the old pieces).
Thanks for any ideas.
This was about spokes but boiled linseed oil sounds like it would work. I like the way it worked on the wheelbarrow handles I made.
Boiled linseed oil...
50/50 mix - boiled linseed oil and turpentine.
I used "Danish Oil" - two coats, but put this right over the original wood: