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  1. well I should have search on here more, there are some old thread on refining LO. And here's a good youtube video I found.
  2. What exactly is musilage anyway? I don't know if it's true but I read somewhere on the internet that you can test the oil to see if there is musiage in it by chilling it in a refrigerator. If it gets cloudy then there is some musilage still in it. If it's pure then it should remain clear when chilled. Everything you read on the internet is true right?
  3. I did read those but maybe I should read them again I just wanted to try plain water thinking the salt and sand my not really be necessary.
  4. After a little google search on breaking an emulsion I found something that said add salt so I'm thinking salt water will reduce the possibility of emulsion. As for my batch, it's in the freezer now. Once the water freezes I'll pour off the oil and try another wash. E, I don't know how much musilage is in it if any but thought I should try washing it. I only used one of those four bottles for this. After sitting two days the oil layer on top is still opaque yellow so for sure water is still in it. I may have used too much water?
  5. How can you know if you've screwed up and emulsified it? I let it sit overnight and the oil and water has separated but the oil still looks yellow and cloudy. I'll let it sit another day or so and see if it clears.
  6. just the beginning of processing? What else do I need to do to it? My goal is to make it alcohol soluble and I know how to do that.
  7. That's just to separate the oil from the water right? The water will freeze but the oil will not.
  8. Thanks Joe, I have an empty 2 liter coke bottle and will do it that way.
  9. Joe, no salt or sand? Just plain water? That was my main question, will plain water work without salt and sand. I'm going to try it and see what happens.
  10. Thanks for the heads up on that. I didn't know it was going down. I'll download again. I know I have all that somewhere on a hardrive but I'll grab it all again.
  11. Hi E, it's been a long time since I looked at Tad Spurgeon site. I was watching some youtube videos on washing LO. They mostly use salt water and sand but one used cilium husk.
  12. When washing / clarifying linseed oil is it necessary to add salt and sand to the water or can plain water be used? If the mucilage is water soluble I wonder why salt and sand would be in the water?
  13. Unfortunately I don't have a 3D printer so I would have to get someone to print it for me. Is that the Betts that you printed in those pictures? What's the outside surface look like?
  14. Hi Carl, good to see you're back! Well I have some 3D files ,I think it's the Betts Strad, and thought it would be nice to get a 3D print of the top plate, especially the area around and below the lower F holes to have a better idea of how he did the fluting in that area. That's a pretty big object to print on a 3D printer though.
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