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Offline rvieceli

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Odie's Oil
« on: March 15, 2019, 12:43 PM »
Anyone using Odie's Oil for a finish? Looking for some real user feedback.

Lot's of hype on instagram but I don't really trust most of the social media hype.

I'm currently using Osmo polyx and overall I'm pleased save for a couple of minor nitpicks.

Thanks in advance.

Ron

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Offline Trevin

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 02:21 PM »
Hi Ron,
How do you like the Osmo?
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Offline Papalima

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 02:41 PM »
We started using it and really like it.  Started on a walnut table and the client picked it over a poly wipe on and a General finishes clear.

I hadn't used it before so we weren't sure about how it would hold up.  Put it on a board and did everything we could imagine to it from heat, to cold, to water, etc.  Let water sit on it for hours. 
Nothing affected it.

Did a dinning room table with it and they love it.  Ended up having to fix a couple spots before we gave it to them and it was pretty easy to spot fix.

Used it on my daughters computer desk and it is standing up pretty well. 

I just used it on my desk and it turned out really well.  Started my desk on Saturday, ready for finish Monday afternoon, and in my office Monday evening. 
Less than an hour to put the oil on, let it sit, and then wipe off.

Sanded to 400.

We found it was easiest, and best, to use a festool pad on our sander, and buff it into the wood.  It likes to get warmed up to soak in and it is easy with the buffing pad.

It just takes a tiny little bit to cover a good amount.

We also used the butter on a couple things on top of the oil putting it on the same way.  Gives it a little more shinny finish where the oil is more flat/satin but feels really good.

I ended up calling them up and asking about a sample.  They had a dented can and gave me a good deal on it.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 03:13 PM »
“We also used the butter on a couple things on top of the oil putting it on the same way.  Gives it a little more shinny finish where the oil is more flat/satin but feels really good.”

Autocorrect does some funny things.

Offline ryan_k

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 04:32 PM »
I've used it on 4 projects.  As for as how it's held up, one is amazing, one is ok, and two are mediocre. I used the exact same technique on all 4.

I know of a few Canadian shops that have stopped using it due to the inconsistency in how it's holding up.  The owner of Odies seems like a real jerk on social media, super defensive and rude to anyone who questions or has a problem with the product.


Offline leakyroof

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 09:35 AM »
I've used it on 4 projects.  As for as how it's held up, one is amazing, one is ok, and two are mediocre. I used the exact same technique on all 4.

I know of a few Canadian shops that have stopped using it due to the inconsistency in how it's holding up.  The owner of Odies seems like a real jerk on social media, super defensive and rude to anyone who questions or has a problem with the product.
. All the same wood species or different wood?
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 01:52 PM »
Thanks every one. I'll probably just stick with what I know. Stuff is too expensive to get to just try out.

Offline ryan_k

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 03:29 PM »
All the same wood species or different wood?

Amazing one was walnut
Ok one was walnut and paduk
Mediocre ones were walnut and parota.

Parota table top only held up for 4 months or so, looks horrible now.  Walnut one absorbed differently across the heartwood to sapwood.  Left dry looking spots, which should not happen with 1 coat of SP Oil, 2 of regular oil and 1 of wood butter.

Offline VirTERM

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 10:31 AM »
I used it on a dining table (black limba) and I would say it's "OK". would I use it again? Probably not, I think next time I will go with Osmo.

Offline Pnw painter

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2019, 04:19 PM »
We found it was easiest, and best, to use a festool pad on our sander, and buff it into the wood.  It likes to get warmed up to soak in and it is easy with the buffing pad.

I’m curious, which Festool buffing pad are you using? I’ve applied Osmo and Rubio by hand, but I always though a buffing pad on my sanders would work better.


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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2019, 12:54 PM »
We found it was easiest, and best, to use a festool pad on our sander, and buff it into the wood.  It likes to get warmed up to soak in and it is easy with the buffing pad.

I’m curious, which Festool buffing pad are you using? I’ve applied Osmo and Rubio by hand, but I always though a buffing pad on my sanders would work better.


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. I use the Vlies Discs for burnishing oil finishes. 
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline TXFIVEO

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2019, 08:21 PM »
I applied Odies Oil with a white Buff and Shine polishing pad and an hour later used a cotton terry bonnet on my Rotex 125 to buff it off.  Worked great.

Offline TXFIVEO

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2019, 10:36 AM »
And as far as price...if the $50 isn’t going far then you are overapplying.  And like any other product, if you use too much you are throwing away $$$. 

3/4 of a jar was enough to do these two White Oak doors FRONT AND BACK.  Each door is 4’ x 8’ for a total of 128 sq ft.  Now add the time involved...took me 45 minutes total  to apply to both doors and after 45 minutes of letting it haze then another 45 minutes to buff off and all done.   So only 1.5 hours total of work time and the doors are done. So in less than 2.5 hours the doors are ready for install.  Can’t say that about most other products. Certainly not any stain and poly.  And the look...that is an entirely different thread in itself....awesome! 


Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2019, 08:20 AM »
Thanks every one. I'll probably just stick with what I know. Stuff is too expensive to get to just try out.

Concur!  Wish I'd have known about Osmo when I built my coffee table several years back.  I did use it on a wine rack and am far more impressed with the results. 
- Willy -

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Offline ryan_k

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2019, 03:57 PM »
All the same wood species or different wood?

Amazing one was walnut
Ok one was walnut and paduk
Mediocre ones were walnut and parota.

Parota table top only held up for 4 months or so, looks horrible now.  Walnut one absorbed differently across the heartwood to sapwood.  Left dry looking spots, which should not happen with 1 coat of SP Oil, 2 of regular oil and 1 of wood butter.

I realized the other day that Odies Oil blocked me on Instagram after I talked with others about my inconsistent results.

Offline TXFIVEO

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2019, 05:42 PM »
To each his own...

Offline Billbrammer

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2019, 07:36 PM »
I have used Odie's oil once on a live edge walnut coffee table. It has been a ton of work. I THINK I put on too much, which is a common problem, but I really did buff it off with a terry towel. Finally had to redo it by rubbing on more Odie's oil, then buffing off immediately. It got OK. THEN, I used their hard wax, which is nice. Jury is still out. I think I will try it one more time, but it was a TON of work to get right.

Offline yetihunter

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Re: Odie's Oil
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2019, 01:39 AM »
I used Odie’s Oil on a round carving mallet a few years ago and now it’s about as hard as a rock.  Easy to work with, mixed bag of results, keeps curing for years.