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can saturate wooden haft in liquid (non-oil) compromise integrity?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Mikeymike, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Mikeymike


    Aug 17, 2012
    Hi all, I recently tried a homemade wood stain of coffee, teriyaki sauce and red wine vinegar that turned a little more into a bath. needless to say, parts of it became completely saturated for 1+ hours.

    Is the integrity and strength of the haft now lowered?

  2. coreboy


    Apr 29, 2012
    you marinated your haft ?? how long did u leave it in the smoker ?:rolleyes:
  3. Square_peg


    Feb 1, 2012
    I don't think the salt in the teriyaki did the wood much good but thankfully it was only in there for an hour so it probably didn't penetrate all that deep. Give it some love in the form of several coats of BLO cut 50:50 with mineral spirits.

    P.S. - have you tried that mixture on a Boston Butt?
  4. garry3


    Sep 11, 2012
    If you have problems it will be with a loose head.

    I love BBQ! Been known to smoke a butt pretty regular. Butt I am not real familiar with the term Boston Butt. Is that bone in?
  5. markv


    Sep 8, 2004
    yes i think you have a good recipe for smoked haft.
    i'll try it this week
    obtw, more garlic

    all good
  6. bearhunter


    Sep 12, 2009
    I'm sure it'll be fine once it gets dried out...
    Where in the world did you ever get the idea to put that on an axe handle?
  7. SamuraiDave


    Apr 6, 2001
    If you don't seal the taste in you will get hungry every time you use it!
  8. Square_peg


    Feb 1, 2012
    Yep, bone in. Upper part of the shoulder.

    Apologies to the OP for going off topic.

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