Friday, March 16, 2012

To Make a Single Ox Yoke, Part 13

Sanding and Oiling the Yoke

Inside the yoke seat must be smooth.

Outside is aesthetics and weatherproofing.

This gallon of boiled linseed oil has been hanging around garages for years!

After a first liberal coat, especially in the hardware holes, I replaced the hardware.

And gave it another liberal coat.

Let it soak.

Wiped it off.

Rubbed it down.

Nice and . . . .

. . . . smo-o-o-o-th!

Well, not quite as smooth as the kitchen table, but it's oiled and ready for a britchen harness and an ivory bow.

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Gulland said...

Be proud of that, my friend. It's absolutely beautiful! Keep us up to date on how well it works. (I know you will)

LTD said...

Thanks! I've reversed the order of the postings so the latest of the series are now at the bottom of the stack. You'll see the yoke in use there, and most likely in plenty of future posts.