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#2908592 - 12/25/11 08:33 PM Packbasket - Treating wooden packbaskets?
jeremy brua Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
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Loc: Volant Pa.
My wife just bought me a packbasket and I feel the need to treat it with somthing. Im thinking of some kind of oil. What can I use that will keep it from drying out and keep it on the line for many years. And also not smell alot.
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#2908599 - 12/25/11 08:37 PM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
big_twinhd Offline
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Registered: 08/06/09
Posts: 2055
Loc: maine
I treated mine with green spraypaint so I wouldn't get shot during deer season.
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#2908637 - 12/25/11 09:06 PM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
jasonv Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 9
Loc: South Dakota
My dad uses marine varnish on his. It is about 40 years old. The bottom is layers of duct tape and varnish but it is still going strong.


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#2908709 - 12/25/11 09:47 PM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
COLD HAND Offline
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Registered: 01/07/07
Posts: 120
Loc: PA.BEAVER.CO
i gave mine about 6 coats of Formula 1 it's been holding up good for 3 years now

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#2908714 - 12/25/11 09:53 PM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: COLD HAND]
Rusty Axe Camp Offline
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Registered: 08/09/07
Posts: 1757
Loc: Midland, Michigan
I don't have a wood basket, however, if I did, I would use the same stuff I use on my wooden cutting board.

Couple times a year and it looks as good as it did when I got it (maybe better) back in 2002. Gets used EVERY day.

Bought it at Menards. Pretty sure it is mainly Linseed Oil.
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#2908758 - 12/25/11 10:18 PM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
TRAPPER JON MK Offline
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Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 10
Loc: CF MINNESOTA
I use Spar Varnish and give it 3-4 coats. Jon

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#2908773 - 12/25/11 10:38 PM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
scalloper Offline
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Registered: 10/17/09
Posts: 664
Loc: All over Maine
West system epoxy if you want it to last but alot of guys use linseed oil too.
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#2909148 - 12/26/11 10:41 AM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
jeremy brua Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 297
Loc: Volant Pa.
I was thinking linseed oil.
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#2909162 - 12/26/11 11:00 AM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
K-zoo Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 830
Loc: Otsego, MI 56
I've done pack baskets and gun stocks with a solution of equal parts raw linseed oil/turpentine. Cutting it with turpentine allows it to soak deeper into the wood. Wipe off excess, and apply several coats, letting dry between coats. Best done in off season to let odor dissipate. Has worked great for me.
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#2909166 - 12/26/11 11:07 AM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
barrington Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 1286
Loc: NY
The best thing you can do is get a piece of plywood.Cut a piece to go in the bottom and another to go on the outside bottom .bolt together with carrage bolts,traet the whole thing with linseed oil and the a good urathane.
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#2909175 - 12/26/11 11:20 AM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
Big Dog Offline
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Registered: 10/12/11
Posts: 16
Loc: Hawkins,Texas
how woud thompson water treatment work????

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#2909181 - 12/26/11 11:24 AM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
nems bulldog Offline
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Registered: 02/24/09
Posts: 368
Loc: Mineola, TX
thompsons is junk in my opinion, dont like using it for anything. there is a better product from lowes called cabots that i think would work well. used it on cypress siding and was well pleased with the results 5 years later
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#2909194 - 12/26/11 11:39 AM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
RJ Cooper Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 58
Loc: DELAWARE
I own a handyman business and wood work shop. BLO (Boiled linseed oil) is good, Cabot is all I use for finishing decks, but in my opinion I would use tung or danish oil.
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#2909222 - 12/26/11 12:04 PM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
Ron Watson Offline
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Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 182
Loc: Allegany Co. NY.
I stained mine to get the color I wanted then used a couple coats of spar urethane
I built a couple new bottom runners for mine out of birch and added a new floor inside and out from lu-on

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#2909237 - 12/26/11 12:14 PM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: RJ Cooper]
bobsetter Offline
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Registered: 04/14/11
Posts: 0
Loc: UP Michigan
Commercially many years ago we alway treated out side products subject to abuse with 1/3 boiled linseed ,1/3 turpentine and 1/3 marine spar varnish ,at least for the first coat . The turpentine is more or less just a carrier to give you depth ,the linseed oil preserves the wood and makes the varnish more flexible , the varnish gives it a harder more protective finish . There are maybe better coatings now but its still all I use . Nothing can beat hi- grade epoxy ( not the hardware stuff )I use it in boat building , sleds and equiptment that get rough use . The only problem is it wouldn't get between the wood laps on a pack basket.

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#2909324 - 12/26/11 01:57 PM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: jeremy brua]
hunt6246 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
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Loc: Western New York
50/50 mix of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. Rub it in generously and do a few coats. Allow to dry thoroughly between coats. Nice because it doesn't get stiff or brittle.

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#2910197 - 12/26/11 10:26 PM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: hunt6246]
Lonewolf72 Offline
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Registered: 03/24/11
Posts: 15
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: hunt6246
50/50 mix of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. Rub it in generously and do a few coats. Allow to dry thoroughly between coats. Nice because it doesn't get stiff or brittle.


I use turpentine, but it works the same way. Never have had a basket rot.
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#2910212 - 12/26/11 10:37 PM Re: Treating wooden packbaskets? [Re: Lonewolf72]
aprophet Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
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Loc: Portsmouth Va.
Originally Posted By: Lonewolf72
Originally Posted By: hunt6246
50/50 mix of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. Rub it in generously and do a few coats. Allow to dry thoroughly between coats. Nice because it doesn't get stiff or brittle.


I use turpentine, but it works the same way. Never have had a basket rot.


I use the turps as well
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