The smell of linseed oil………………

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Adrian and Andy have finished a set of four oars – well almost.  The 11ft oars have been made from Douglas Fir.  The first two are solid.  The second two are sawn longitudinally, hollowed and glued together back to back.  Sadly, they all weighed about the same though the balance point is different.  I have applied a coat of cold-pressed linseed oil from High Barn Farm and this will be allowed to soak in for a few days before final sanding and varnishing.