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Finishing Cob Bench

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Hi all,

My RMH has been a serious labor of love leaving my arms, hands and my feet brittle, cut and constantly dirty under the nails. Its been worth it and along the way something changed in me as i realized it doesnt matter how long it takes, im not giving up on it until its perfect and has no more visible cracks. Im getting near the end and cant wait to upload the pics!

I had asked the question before on how to waterproof the bench and wanted to ask about linseed oil. Would that suffice as a sealant, one that would withstand the heat? Also, since my bench is still wet should i wait until it dries before applying any finishing on the bench or can i go ahead with applying the linseed oil now?

Thank you in advance!

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Karl Meisenbach : Yes, I would wait on till it was really dry before i attempted to seal it. Just before your finish plaster you should have at least an inch of structural cob,
this is the layer with straw, and protects the bench from the hard knocks that could knock a corner off of your bench !

Some people think the smell of linseed oil as it is heated/dries is nasty.

I have a secret weapon, a craftsman with dozens of plaster recipes dating back to the Dark ages !-Unfortunately he is even more of a computer-phobe than me.

Can you go to the Permies toolbox in the upper right corner and click on search? This will take you to a second page where you can find the Google Search Engine and
try entering Finish Plasters, I would read the ones by Ernie and Erica Wisner 1st. hope this is useful and timely, For the Craft !

Your comments and questions are both solicited and are always Welcome, Think like fire, flow like gas, Don't be the Marshmallow ! PYRO - Logically, BIG AL

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Thanks Al, Ill have a look at finish plasters and luckily enough i have about an inch of structural cob on the bench as it is!
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