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Tim Lamb
2021-01-12 18:16:43 UTC
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We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart from
specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been helping
manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip of farm Oak
to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I use?
My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy finishing oil
from Germany.
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore! I suppose I could get
the catering dept. to use her account. Two birds with one stone as the
new stair was entirely her idea!
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Andy Burns
2021-01-12 18:30:56 UTC
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I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I use?
For my oak desk, I used polyvine wax finish satin varnish, it's a nice
natural look, not "shiny" or slippy so I think it's be ok for socked
feet on stairs ...
n***@aolbin.com
2021-01-12 18:32:28 UTC
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Post by Tim Lamb
We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart from
specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been helping
manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip of farm Oak
to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I use?
My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy finishing oil
from Germany.
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore! I suppose I could get
the catering dept. to use her account. Two birds with one stone as the
new stair was entirely her idea!
I've used Osmo frequently, very good but not cheap. In case you aren't
aware there's a range of types so a bit of research is needed. Also, you
may well find cheaper suppliers (on feebay or elsewhere) than Amazon.
Robert
2021-01-12 18:49:19 UTC
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Post by Tim Lamb
We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart from
specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been helping
manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip of farm
Oak to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I
use? My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy finishing
oil from Germany.
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new
secure login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile!
Are geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore! I suppose I could
get the catering dept. to use her account. Two birds with one stone as
the new stair was entirely her idea!
I've used Osmo frequently, very good but not cheap. In case you aren't
aware there's a range of types so a bit of research is needed. Also, you
may well find cheaper suppliers (on feebay or elsewhere) than Amazon.
+1 for Osmo, nice finish used it in a bathroom and for door thresholds.
Tim Lamb
2021-01-12 20:07:18 UTC
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Post by Tim Lamb
We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart
from specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been
helping manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip
of farm Oak to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I
use? My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy finishing
oil from Germany.
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new
secure login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your
mobile! Are geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore! I
suppose I could get the catering dept. to use her account. Two birds
with one stone as the new stair was entirely her idea!
I've used Osmo frequently, very good but not cheap. In case you
aren't aware there's a range of types so a bit of research is needed.
Also, you may well find cheaper suppliers (on feebay or elsewhere)
than Amazon.
+1 for Osmo, nice finish used it in a bathroom and for door thresholds.
OK. I'll ask the carpenters for details tomorrow when they fit the GLASS
balustrades:-)
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Andrew
2021-01-13 14:17:49 UTC
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Post by Tim Lamb
We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart
from  specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been
helping  manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a
strip of farm  Oak to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I
use? My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy
finishing oil from Germany.
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new
secure login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your
mobile!  Are geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore! I
suppose I could  get the catering dept. to use her account. Two
birds with one stone as  the new stair was entirely her idea!
I've used Osmo frequently, very good but not cheap. In case you
aren't  aware there's a range of types so a bit of research is
needed. Also, you  may well find cheaper suppliers (on feebay or
elsewhere) than Amazon.
+1 for Osmo, nice finish used it in a bathroom and for door thresholds.
OK. I'll ask the carpenters for details tomorrow when they fit the GLASS
balustrades:-)
Oh dear. Another catering-department decision ?.
Tim Lamb
2021-01-13 15:00:00 UTC
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Post by Tim Lamb
We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart
from  specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been
helping  manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a
strip of farm  Oak to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I
use? My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy
finishing oil from Germany.
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new
secure login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your
mobile!  Are geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore! I
suppose I could  get the catering dept. to use her account. Two
birds with one stone as  the new stair was entirely her idea!
I've used Osmo frequently, very good but not cheap. In case you
aren't  aware there's a range of types so a bit of research is
needed. Also, you  may well find cheaper suppliers (on feebay or
elsewhere) than Amazon.
+1 for Osmo, nice finish used it in a bathroom and for door thresholds.
OK. I'll ask the carpenters for details tomorrow when they fit the
GLASS balustrades:-)
Oh dear. Another catering-department decision ?.
I know my place!
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Tim Lamb
2021-01-12 20:04:51 UTC
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Post by n***@aolbin.com
Post by Tim Lamb
We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart from
specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been helping
manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip of farm
Oak to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I
use? My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy finishing
oil from Germany.
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new
secure login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your
mobile! Are geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore! I suppose
I could get the catering dept. to use her account. Two birds with one
stone as the new stair was entirely her idea!
I've used Osmo frequently, very good but not cheap. In case you aren't
aware there's a range of types so a bit of research is needed. Also,
you may well find cheaper suppliers (on feebay or elsewhere) than Amazon.
Indeed. I have an order penciled in with a supplier at Folkestone.
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Nick Odell
2021-01-12 22:29:07 UTC
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On Tue, 12 Jan 2021 18:16:43 +0000, Tim Lamb
<***@marfordfarm.demon.co.uk> wrote:

<snip>
Post by Tim Lamb
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore!
<snip>

Tell me about it! I am ordering on my laptop and my primitive,
voice-and-text-only featurephone rings with a click-through link in
the SMS. Except I can't click through on a featurephone. So far I have
succeeded by typing the link, character by character, into my laptop
browser but why can't they just send an authorisation code like
everybody else does?

Nick
Andy Burns
2021-01-12 22:34:57 UTC
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Post by Tim Lamb
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile!
Tell me about it! I am ordering on my laptop and my primitive,
voice-and-text-only featurephone rings with a click-through link in
the SMS.
I've made one amazon order this year, and none of this SMS malarkey ...
alan_m
2021-01-13 09:49:36 UTC
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I've made one amazon order this year, and none of this SMS malarkey ...
It may depend on what you do. You may see the security kick in at
random, when changing from the normal payment method (new card etc.) or
changing delivery address.

For instance, one building society account I have only seems to want the
extra security when transferring money out of the account but not for
logging in for checking etc.
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Tim Lamb
2021-01-13 10:04:51 UTC
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Post by Andy Burns
I've made one amazon order this year, and none of this SMS malarkey ...
It may depend on what you do. You may see the security kick in at
random, when changing from the normal payment method (new card etc.) or
changing delivery address.
For instance, one building society account I have only seems to want
the extra security when transferring money out of the account but not
for logging in for checking etc.
If I ever get logged back in I plan to delete my mobile number and give
them the landline:-)
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alan_m
2021-01-13 09:43:03 UTC
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On Tue, 12 Jan 2021 18:16:43 +0000, Tim Lamb
<snip>
Post by Tim Lamb
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore!
<snip>
Tell me about it! I am ordering on my laptop and my primitive,
voice-and-text-only featurephone rings with a click-through link in
the SMS. Except I can't click through on a featurephone. So far I have
succeeded by typing the link, character by character, into my laptop
browser but why can't they just send an authorisation code like
everybody else does?
Surely they are only sending the security settings by the means you
specified?

I haven't had this with Amazon yet but with other similar systems I've
had the options of text/sms, email, and automated voice via normal
landline phone.
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Nick Odell
2021-01-13 13:54:08 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
On Tue, 12 Jan 2021 18:16:43 +0000, Tim Lamb
<snip>
Post by Tim Lamb
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore!
<snip>
Tell me about it! I am ordering on my laptop and my primitive,
voice-and-text-only featurephone rings with a click-through link in
the SMS. Except I can't click through on a featurephone. So far I have
succeeded by typing the link, character by character, into my laptop
browser but why can't they just send an authorisation code like
everybody else does?
Surely they are only sending the security settings by the means you
specified?
It is sent as an (authorised) SMS but instead of a short code to enter
into your browser they send a fairly long, clickable link - ie
breaking out of the SMS system
Post by alan_m
I haven't had this with Amazon yet but with other similar systems I've
had the options of text/sms, email, and automated voice via normal
landline phone.
You have the pleasure of Amazon yet to come, then :-)

Nick
John Rumm
2021-01-13 14:15:22 UTC
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On Tue, 12 Jan 2021 18:16:43 +0000, Tim Lamb
<snip>
Post by Tim Lamb
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore!
<snip>
Tell me about it! I am ordering on my laptop and my primitive,
voice-and-text-only featurephone rings with a click-through link in
the SMS. Except I can't click through on a featurephone. So far I have
succeeded by typing the link, character by character, into my laptop
browser but why can't they just send an authorisation code like
everybody else does?
Might be worth checking if there is PC based app that works with the
feature phone. Most makers have such things to allow backing up of the
phones etc and access to contacts. Many also allow the PC to be used to
view and send text messages. That makes it *much* easier to copy things
like URLs from messages.
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Nick Odell
2021-01-13 15:27:55 UTC
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Post by John Rumm
Post by Nick Odell
On Tue, 12 Jan 2021 18:16:43 +0000, Tim Lamb
<snip>
Post by Tim Lamb
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore!
<snip>
Tell me about it! I am ordering on my laptop and my primitive,
voice-and-text-only featurephone rings with a click-through link in
the SMS. Except I can't click through on a featurephone. So far I have
succeeded by typing the link, character by character, into my laptop
browser but why can't they just send an authorisation code like
everybody else does?
Might be worth checking if there is PC based app that works with the
feature phone. Most makers have such things to allow backing up of the
phones etc and access to contacts. Many also allow the PC to be used to
view and send text messages. That makes it *much* easier to copy things
like URLs from messages.
I will check but I suspect the answer, for this cheapo model is "no."
I never use its camera because the only way to get the pictures out is
to bluetooth them over to the PC and even though the earphone and
power both use the same micro-usb nothing else gets recognised when I
connect it to a PC.

Thanks for the suggestion though: I will follow it up.

Nick
John Rumm
2021-01-13 16:04:53 UTC
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On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:15:22 +0000, John Rumm
Post by John Rumm
Post by Nick Odell
On Tue, 12 Jan 2021 18:16:43 +0000, Tim Lamb
<snip>
Post by Tim Lamb
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore!
<snip>
Tell me about it! I am ordering on my laptop and my primitive,
voice-and-text-only featurephone rings with a click-through link in
the SMS. Except I can't click through on a featurephone. So far I have
succeeded by typing the link, character by character, into my laptop
browser but why can't they just send an authorisation code like
everybody else does?
Might be worth checking if there is PC based app that works with the
feature phone. Most makers have such things to allow backing up of the
phones etc and access to contacts. Many also allow the PC to be used to
view and send text messages. That makes it *much* easier to copy things
like URLs from messages.
I will check but I suspect the answer, for this cheapo model is "no."
I never use its camera because the only way to get the pictures out is
to bluetooth them over to the PC and even though the earphone and
power both use the same micro-usb nothing else gets recognised when I
connect it to a PC.
Thanks for the suggestion though: I will follow it up.
What model of phone is it?
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Nick Odell
2021-01-13 19:20:07 UTC
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On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:15:22 +0000, John Rumm
Post by John Rumm
Post by Nick Odell
On Tue, 12 Jan 2021 18:16:43 +0000, Tim Lamb
<snip>
Post by Tim Lamb
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore!
<snip>
Tell me about it! I am ordering on my laptop and my primitive,
voice-and-text-only featurephone rings with a click-through link in
the SMS. Except I can't click through on a featurephone. So far I have
succeeded by typing the link, character by character, into my laptop
browser but why can't they just send an authorisation code like
everybody else does?
Might be worth checking if there is PC based app that works with the
feature phone. Most makers have such things to allow backing up of the
phones etc and access to contacts. Many also allow the PC to be used to
view and send text messages. That makes it *much* easier to copy things
like URLs from messages.
I will check but I suspect the answer, for this cheapo model is "no."
I never use its camera because the only way to get the pictures out is
to bluetooth them over to the PC and even though the earphone and
power both use the same micro-usb nothing else gets recognised when I
connect it to a PC.
Thanks for the suggestion though: I will follow it up.
What model of phone is it?
It's branded Vodafone 340 and it really is a basic featurephone.

Nick
Brian Gaff (Sofa)
2021-01-13 08:13:52 UTC
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That only happens sometimes. I think its done randomly, since normally there
is no issue. Its not that hard as its quite a short number to remember
usually. There is a lot of fraud going on just now.

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Post by Tim Lamb
We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart from
specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been helping
manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip of farm Oak
to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I use? My
carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy finishing oil from
Germany.
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore! I suppose I could get the
catering dept. to use her account. Two birds with one stone as the new
stair was entirely her idea!
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Tim Lamb
2021-01-13 08:54:50 UTC
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That only happens sometimes. I think its done randomly, since normally there
is no issue. Its not that hard as its quite a short number to remember
usually. There is a lot of fraud going on just now.
This isn't just a code number to type into your browser but a
*clickable* link. Hopefully their IT dept. will get a sharp kick:-)
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Robin
2021-01-13 09:27:35 UTC
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Post by Brian Gaff (Sofa)
That only happens sometimes. I think its done randomly, since normally there
is no issue. Its not that hard as its quite a short number to remember
usually. There is a lot of fraud going on just now.
This isn't just a code number to type into your browser but a
*clickable* link. Hopefully their IT dept. will get a sharp kick:-)
FWLIW I still receive simple message with a 6 digit OTP. I also still
have the option to have the OTP sent by voice call. You could see if
you can switch to voice call (in Your Account › Login & security ›
Two-Step Verification (2SV) Settings).
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fred
2021-01-13 09:57:35 UTC
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Post by Tim Lamb
We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart from
specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been helping
manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip of farm Oak
to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I use?
My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy finishing oil
from Germany.
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore! I suppose I could get
the catering dept. to use her account. Two birds with one stone as the
new stair was entirely her idea!
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Don't give it your phone number. Most sites I've used with two factor id offer a choice between phone or email
The Natural Philosopher
2021-01-13 12:01:12 UTC
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Post by Tim Lamb
We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart from
specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been helping
manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip of farm Oak
to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I use?
My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy finishing oil
from Germany.
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore! I suppose I could get
the catering dept. to use her account. Two birds with one stone as the
new stair was entirely her idea!
To be honest indoors Danish oil is pretty good = apply it over bare wood
or just a wipe with a spirit stain first for more colour.

A traditional glossy finish - well cellulose lacquer over stain.
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John Rumm
2021-01-13 14:12:48 UTC
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Post by Tim Lamb
We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart from
specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been helping
manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip of farm Oak
to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I use?
My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy finishing oil
from Germany.
Yup its a good hybrid product with traditional oils and varnishes and
waxes in various concoctions. A bit more hard wearing that an oiled
finish on its own.

Axminster do lots of them:

https://www.axminstertools.com/instantsearch/result?q=osmo

To keep the price down you could also just go for a traditional oil
finish on the bits you only look at, and reserve the posher stuff for
the high contact bits.

http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php/Oil#Decorating_and_Wood_finishing_oils
Post by Tim Lamb
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore!
Probably just a reflection that the geriatric Luddites are prime targets
for scams, so getting them on the case with two factor authentication is
a good move for all concerned!
Post by Tim Lamb
I suppose I could get
the catering dept. to use her account. Two birds with one stone as the
new stair was entirely her idea!
:-)
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Fredxx
2021-01-13 17:26:50 UTC
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Post by Tim Lamb
We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart from
specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been helping
manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip of farm Oak
to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I use?
My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy finishing oil
from Germany.
It is an oil that a lot of professionals use. I know someone who swears
by the stuff,
Post by Tim Lamb
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new secure
login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your mobile! Are
geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore! I suppose I could get
the catering dept. to use her account. Two birds with one stone as the
new stair was entirely her idea!
I thought it was associated with news laws regarding privacy and how
liability from fraud has switched to banks and suppliers.

I think you have no choice but to accept their demand, or pass the buck
as suggested! :-)
Tim Lamb
2021-01-13 20:14:08 UTC
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Post by Tim Lamb
We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart from
specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been helping
manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip of farm
Oak to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I
use? My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy finishing
oil from Germany.
It is an oil that a lot of professionals use. I know someone who swears
by the stuff,
Perhaps someone could explain what is meant by *lint free cloth*. I had
in mind surreptitiously acquiring a handy teacloth:-)
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Post by Tim Lamb
Attempting to buy some through Amazon, I got caught by their new
secure login: where you have to *tap* the message sent to your
mobile! Are geriatric/Luddites not allowed to shop anymore! I suppose
I could get the catering dept. to use her account. Two birds with one
stone as the new stair was entirely her idea!
Actually Howdens have an offer on 1l door oil from Osmo so I plan to try
that. Raw is said to contain a whitener to offset the darkening effect
of the satin version.
Slow drying, which is inconvenient for stairs!
Post by Fredxx
I thought it was associated with news laws regarding privacy and how
liability from fraud has switched to banks and suppliers.
I think you have no choice but to accept their demand, or pass the buck
as suggested! :-)
I have tried various login routes and failed to get anywhere. Perhaps
Amazon consider this a success. I may try their help line tomorrow.
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John Rumm
2021-01-15 00:26:44 UTC
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We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart from
specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been helping
manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip of farm
Oak  to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I
use?  My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy
finishing oil  from Germany.
It is an oil that a lot of professionals use. I know someone who
swears by the stuff,
Perhaps someone could explain what is meant by *lint free cloth*. I had
in mind surreptitiously acquiring a handy teacloth:-)
Something that does not shed fibres into your nice finish while applying it!
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John.

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Roger Hayter
2021-01-15 00:41:41 UTC
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We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart from
specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been helping
manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a strip of farm
Oak  to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I
use?  My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy
finishing oil  from Germany.
It is an oil that a lot of professionals use. I know someone who
swears by the stuff,
Perhaps someone could explain what is meant by *lint free cloth*. I had
in mind surreptitiously acquiring a handy teacloth:-)
Something that does not shed fibres into your nice finish while applying it!
Microfibre or fine linen (chamois substitute) cloths are practical solutions.
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2021-01-15 09:07:59 UTC
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We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart
from specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been
helping manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a
strip of farm Oak  to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I
use?  My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy
finishing oil  from Germany.
It is an oil that a lot of professionals use. I know someone who
swears by the stuff,
Perhaps someone could explain what is meant by *lint free cloth*. I
had in mind surreptitiously acquiring a handy teacloth:-)
Something that does not shed fibres into your nice finish while applying it!
Indeed. Current thinking is a cast off bed sheet. Progress so far has
been to re-establish the boss's TV viewing area while I wait for the
plaster repairs to set hard.
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The Natural Philosopher
2021-01-15 10:01:30 UTC
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We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart
from  specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been
helping  manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a
strip of farm  Oak  to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I
use?  My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy
finishing oil  from Germany.
It is an oil that a lot of professionals use. I know someone who
swears by the stuff,
 Perhaps someone could explain what is meant by *lint free cloth*. I
had  in mind surreptitiously acquiring a handy teacloth:-)
Something that does not shed fibres into your nice finish while applying it!
Indeed. Current thinking is a cast off bed sheet. Progress so far has
been to re-establish the boss's TV viewing area while I wait for the
plaster repairs to set hard.
I use kitchen roll to apply oils.
Or a dry sponge
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making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people
who pay no price for being wrong.”

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2021-01-15 14:23:07 UTC
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We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart
from  specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has
been helping  manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up
a strip of farm  Oak  to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I
use?  My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy
finishing oil  from Germany.
It is an oil that a lot of professionals use. I know someone who
swears by the stuff,
 Perhaps someone could explain what is meant by *lint free cloth*. I
had  in mind surreptitiously acquiring a handy teacloth:-)
Something that does not shed fibres into your nice finish while applying it!
Indeed. Current thinking is a cast off bed sheet. Progress so far has
been to re-establish the boss's TV viewing area while I wait for the
plaster repairs to set hard.
I use kitchen roll to apply oils.
Or a dry sponge
I find either one of the thin dense foam "sponges" designed for kitchen
wiping up, or the foam finish brushes work well for oil finishes.
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Cheers,

John.

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2021-01-18 07:55:38 UTC
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Indeed. Current thinking is a cast off bed sheet.
Please take the warnings about self-ignition of oil-soaked rags seriously. All
drying oils will oxidize and release heat. Combining flammable solvents, wood
shavings, wood scrapings, sawdust, in a bucket or box is Not A Good Idea; this
combination may catch fire many hours later.

Burn the rags, or soak in water and seal, or place in airtight container, or
spread out to dry in a safe place.


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2021-01-18 09:11:59 UTC
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Indeed. Current thinking is a cast off bed sheet.
Please take the warnings about self-ignition of oil-soaked rags seriously. All
drying oils will oxidize and release heat. Combining flammable solvents, wood
shavings, wood scrapings, sawdust, in a bucket or box is Not A Good Idea; this
combination may catch fire many hours later.
Burn the rags, or soak in water and seal, or place in airtight container, or
spread out to dry in a safe place.
Good timing.
I'm hoping to start oiling tomorrow. I have had self ignition before but
from car body sealant/glass fibre work.
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The Natural Philosopher
2021-01-18 09:27:19 UTC
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Indeed. Current thinking is a cast off bed sheet.
Please take the warnings about self-ignition of oil-soaked rags seriously. All
drying oils will oxidize and release heat. Combining flammable solvents, wood
shavings, wood scrapings, sawdust, in a bucket or box is Not A Good Idea; this
combination may catch fire many hours later.
Burn the rags, or soak in water and seal, or place in airtight container, or
spread out to dry in a safe place.
Good timing.
I'm hoping to start oiling tomorrow. I have had self ignition before but
from car body sealant/glass fibre work.
Tim: How I apply oil is this.

A small pad of kitchen roll with a little oil applied and then rubbed in
to the wood.

No drips, no spillage. no need for anything beyond masking tape
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name. They must face the full meaning of that which they are advocating
or condoning; the full, exact, specific meaning of collectivism, of its
logical implications, of the principles upon which it is based, and of
the ultimate consequences to which these principles will lead. They must
face it, then decide whether this is what they want or not.

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Tim Lamb
2021-01-18 14:22:19 UTC
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Indeed. Current thinking is a cast off bed sheet.
Please take the warnings about self-ignition of oil-soaked rags seriously. All
drying oils will oxidize and release heat. Combining flammable solvents, wood
shavings, wood scrapings, sawdust, in a bucket or box is Not A Good Idea; this
combination may catch fire many hours later.
Burn the rags, or soak in water and seal, or place in airtight container, or
spread out to dry in a safe place.
Good timing.
I'm hoping to start oiling tomorrow. I have had self ignition before
but from car body sealant/glass fibre work.
Tim: How I apply oil is this.
A small pad of kitchen roll with a little oil applied and then rubbed
in to the wood.
No drips, no spillage. no need for anything beyond masking tape
OK. My previous experience is limited to winter coating stored outdoor
furniture where drips/overcoating not an issue.

The manufacturers recommendation is to use a natural hair brush and then
wipe off any visible excess after a couple of hours.

I'm still at the preparation stage as matching the paint for the plaster
repairs is not as easy as reading the labels on the tins left over by
the decorators might be imagined:-(
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Tim: How I apply oil is this.
A small pad of kitchen roll with a little oil applied and then rubbed
in to the wood.
No drips, no spillage. no need for anything beyond masking tape
OK. My previous experience is limited to winter coating stored outdoor
furniture where drips/overcoating not an issue.
The manufacturers recommendation is to use a natural hair brush and
then wipe off any visible excess after a couple of hours.
I'm still at the preparation stage as matching the paint for the
plaster repairs is not as easy as reading the labels on the tins left
over by the decorators might be imagined:-(
Ri-ight! The job is more or less done. Glass to put back and some
cleaning to do.

Lessons learned... wiping off the excess is an absolute essential and
even more essential with the second coat. Luckily I have a stock of
disposable rubber gloves left over from the glass fibre roofing job.

Planning. Stairs by their nature and purpose present problems not found
with finishing furniture that you can walk around.

Lighting. Quite a problem in a smallish hall and vital to ensure a full
coating. I used a 250 Watt halogen plus the domestic stuff and still
found hard to see corners. Some sort of diffuse headlamp might have
helped.

Raw door oil. The job is done and looks OK. Without a comparison, it is
difficult to say this is the best product for the job. I wanted to avoid
darkening the Oak and chose this because it has a small amount of white
pigment to offset the normal darkening effect of drying oil.

I will try to put up a photo in due course. Meanwhile a totally
unsolicited compliment to Stairbox who kept exactly to their delivery
promises, were cheaper than two competitors and impressed my carpenters!
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Tim Lamb
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2021-01-18 09:35:53 UTC
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We are coming to the end of having a new staircase fitted. Apart
from  specifying and ordering, my total involvement so far has been
helping  manoeuvre it through the front door and machining up a
strip of farm  Oak  to finish the landing return!
I don't think beeswax is ideal as a stair finish but what should I
use?  My carpenters have recommended *Osmo* which is a fancy
finishing oil  from Germany.
It is an oil that a lot of professionals use. I know someone who
swears by the stuff,
 Perhaps someone could explain what is meant by *lint free cloth*. I
had  in mind surreptitiously acquiring a handy teacloth:-)
It does give a very nice finish and it relatively easy to work with.
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Something that does not shed fibres into your nice finish while applying it!
Indeed. Current thinking is a cast off bed sheet. Progress so far has
been to re-establish the boss's TV viewing area while I wait for the
plaster repairs to set hard.
Be careful how you dispose of the scrunched up used rags wet with oil.
The warning that they may spontaneously catch fire after a while is not
an idle threat. Though you do need a fair number of them.
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Martin Brown
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