I'm finishing up my latest rifle build with a walnut stock. I sealed the stock with boiled linseed oil, then filled the grain with black grain filler. And now I'm adding hand rubbed coats of BLO and then I may wax it to give a little extra protection. Any suggestions on how many coats of BLO to use? I have 7 or 8 coats on now, hand rubbed and allowed to dry a few days between coats. But at what point am I beating a dead horse and not really adding any more useful coats. I've heard of up to 20 coats, I can't imagine needing that many.Especially since I filled the grain.
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