My First Rifle Stock Refinishing Project

Ian

Notorious member
Textiles: Major step in the development of trade routes and expansion of empires.
 

RBHarter

West Central AR
There are confirmed and proven mummies in the Carolinas that originated in southern Europe , Iberia most likely dated 6000 BC . It kind of screws up the land bridge narrative but goes a long way in clearing up the red and blond blue eyed Cherokees . Language both spoken and written get easier to see the origins too . The Minnesota rune stone was marked 1066 and they are all up and down the Arkansas , Missouri , and Mississippi rivers . The one in Heavener OK is believed to be of about the same time based on script .
 

Bret4207

Northern NY Dangerous extremist...???
I believe there is more lost to the mists of time than we'll ever know. We don't know that we don't know what we don't know- again. Atlantis, common forms of architecture in Egypt and South America, the ancient map that shows Antarctica's land mass in an ice free state and of course the ancient drawings/carvings of men flying through the sky. Might as well be aliens as anything else.
 

Ian

Notorious member
Read Zecharia Sitchin's The Complete Earth Chronicles. Of all the people who have studied on our origins, I do believe he's the one who finally figured it all out. His method was through etymology, and he found it all started with ancient Sumer. Every story, myth, legend, and religion on earth came from there and is based on some surprising records. Sitchin does not speculate or subscribe to outlandish ideas, nor does he push a narrative; his books describe his discoveries and where they led him. Truly fascinating stuff.
 

Rockydoc

Well-Known Member
Civil/structural engineering and physics by the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians.
Botanical and chemistry by the Chinese.
Medical by the Greeks.
And that's not even scratching the surface.

Top ten inventions?
  1. The wheel
  2. The zipper
  3. Velcro
  4. Penicillin
  5. ?
  6. ?
  7. ?
  8. ?
  9. ?
  10. ?
Gunpowder, smokeless powder?
 

JonB

Halcyon member
Back to the OP.
I never seen any linseed oil that wasn't boiled, available at the hardware stores and such.
I use Linseed oil to protect wood from the weather. Most anything I have made from wood, that's in my yard, has been treated with linseed oil ...and if I value it, it gets retreated once every couple years.

Most of the Boiled Linseed oil that I've acquired has been from the County's HHW free store... cuz it's free. One time, I got a real old jug that was labeled "Raw Linseed oil". I was gonna boil it, much like Charles posted about, but before I did, Lucky for me, I thinned a cup of it with M.S. and applied it to a test piece of wood. It seemed to work the same as boiled linseed oil, so I used that up on a plywood trailer deck.
 

RicinYakima

High Steppes of Eastern Washington
Raw linseed oil is very common here in the desert because it never dries. Its function to keep wood from splitting as the moisture is sucked out by the sun and wind. Boiled linseed oil is only used for interior wood finish, with varnish and plasticized finishes. Outdoor stuff is mostly teak oil finish here once the moisture content gets down to 1-2%.

It is usually sold in gallon cans and you have to be careful as it will oxidize and self combust just like the boiled or other organic oils.
 
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Bret4207

Northern NY Dangerous extremist...???
Read Zecharia Sitchin's The Complete Earth Chronicles. Of all the people who have studied on our origins, I do believe he's the one who finally figured it all out. His method was through etymology, and he found it all started with ancient Sumer. Every story, myth, legend, and religion on earth came from there and is based on some surprising records. Sitchin does not speculate or subscribe to outlandish ideas, nor does he push a narrative; his books describe his discoveries and where they led him. Truly fascinating stuff.
Looks interesting.
 

Ian

Notorious member
It is. The man was a true scholar who read something like 12 languages including the various sanskrits. If you want to know the origins of the Vedic texts, the Old Testament stories, even the Norse myths and everything we know about Egyptian legend, it all came from Sumeria. Where Sumeria came from is the most interesting and leads to some entertaining possibilities.
 

RBHarter

West Central AR
Giant leaps , always followed by global upset , plague , war , etc that results in a massive loss of knowledge and/or utilization of same .
 
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Bret4207

Northern NY Dangerous extremist...???
It is. The man was a true scholar who read something like 12 languages including the various sanskrits. If you want to know the origins of the Vedic texts, the Old Testament stories, even the Norse myths and everything we know about Egyptian legend, it all came from Sumeria. Where Sumeria came from is the most interesting and leads to some entertaining possibilities.
Which book do I start with? I wasn't sure where the "start" was.

No problem at all for me to accept that we were seeded here. It kind of goes along with a lot of the creationist ideas. That doesn't mean I'm denying my faith, but it does indicate I can't necessarily comprehend events that occurred back in the mists of time.