Oil-based inks do present problems, but using a well-ventilated area and an odorless mineral spirit
product to clean rollers and blocks circumvents this difficulty, wearing disposable plastic gloves during the inking process helps avoid ink migrating to skin.
Beeswax 4.8 Carnauba wax 2.0 Odorless mineral spirit
34.4 Aminofunctional siloxane 3.5 Dimethicone 350 4.3 Dimethicone 100,000 1.8 Stearic acid 1.6 Morpholine 0.9 Kaopolite 10.0 Carbopol 0.2 Water 36.5 Preservative, perfume, dye q.s.
I placed the stock and forend in an old canning pot, added two gallons of odorless mineral spirits
, and let it soak for two weeks.
To change the consistency of paint, try odorless mineral spirits
, perhaps mixed with a dab of linseed oil.
from the line, and offer a complete range of materials based on safer odorless mineral spirits
Odorless mineral spirits
(the toxic aromatic hydrocarbons have been removed) are also effective and less toxic than turpentine.
I normally use odorless mineral spirits
to keep peace in the family because my shop is in the basement and my wife has a keen sense of smell.
Now, if you're a wimp, I will mention that I have experimented with odorless mineral spirits
I got the bright idea of making a solvent-based stain, and tried mixing them with odorless mineral spirits
. I can't tell you why this doesn't work, but those tiny chunks of walnut husk that turn water into stain in just a day or two simply refuse to dissolve or release their brown color into mineral spirits.