How to Make Oiled Paper!

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Introduction: How to Make Oiled Paper!

About: I am a teacher who enjoys environmentally responsible woodworking. Most evenings will find me in the shop working with my now 8 year old son Shay who is both my greatest helper and biggest fan.

I plan to use it as a transparent light diffuser but the uses are endless for this old classic.  If it isn't as clear as you would like try a 2nd coat or try switching to a clear laquer.  Laquer takes more preparation and a faster hand so some practice might be recommended.  Not all paper works well with this and all of the papers will dry less opaque than they look when still wet.  Test before committing.

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    Not to be critical but just to make sure I'm not totally crazy: pretty much whenever you say "opaque" in this vid you mean "translucent", don't you?
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transparent
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opaque
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/translucent

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    Looks like that would be correct and I was misusing the terms.