Dale Hodgins wrote:I fell in love with Williams idea immediately then Along Came Redhawk.
I suppose my idea of putting borax in linseed oil might suffer the same fate. Do you think that the borax would be rendered inert, when mixed with linseed oil? I think certain bugs would be turned off of the finish at least. But, this is mixing an acid and a base, so who knows what would happen to the beautiful linseed oil finish that I envision.
I'll bet you could mix really fine sawdust from black locust, into linseed oil. That should discourage mildew and fungus.
I use Western red cedar for my outdoor wood. It does fine without treatment and weathers to a silvery gray.