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    Oil finish

    Going to start on an alkanet and boiled linseed oil finish on a walnut stock this weekend . How can I make sure it's a matte finish not high gloss ? I've put in a ton of hours sanding back so I want to get this right !!!!
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    I'm not sure you'll get a gloss finish with just alkanet and linseed oil anyway as there's no wax in the mixture such as carnuba or beeswax.
    Oil will feed the wood and alkanet will help to colour it up but you need wax in a slacum mix to get a gloss finish. Even slacums with wax will leave a matt finish if you dont put enough elbow grease into the stock to get the wax to melt.
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