Loom Refinishing

Today I was told that there would not be a serial number on this loom by Leclerc…the photo that I sent to them told them that it was over 50 years old.  Varnish that old becomes brittle.  I am using furniture stripper on it, then lightly sanding, then applying a coat of boiled linseed oil.  Here’s the before and after.  I’m pretty happy with the outcome.  It will take time, but that’s okay up here.  And more coats of boiled linseed oil will be required, and will darken the wood both now and in years ahead to a lovely golden hue…

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…original…
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…stripped…
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…oiled…
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…before and after…
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