I was doing some finishing this afternoon and ended up using Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO). I really admire BLO in the shop. I use it a lot on shop furniture, jigs and tools. It is cheap, easy to work with, and dries in a reasonable amount of time. It adds a lot of color to lighter woods like pine, and I really like how it darkens and changes over time. The only trick is that wadded up oily rags can self combust. This is important because I tend to wipe it on with blue shop towels on a lot of my smaller projects.
All of this inspired me get a little poetic. I sat down and wrote a haiku for my favorite shop finish.
I am B L O I imbue a golden protection My rags can combust
Funny one! R