Wicker/Cane fishing baskets

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Re: Wicker/Cane fishing baskets

Post by Watermole+ » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:02 am

I would be very interested in one!

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Re: Wicker/Cane fishing baskets

Post by AllRounder » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:52 pm

Watermole+ wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:02 am
I would be very interested in one!

-Thank you!
Ditto particularly the six legged version!

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Re: Wicker/Cane fishing baskets

Post by WhiteWolf » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:29 pm

I have one of these 'traditional' fishing baskets that is now over 50 years old and whilst intact is somewhat dried and neglected. Can any of you suggest how I might best approach restoring it?

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Re: Wicker/Cane fishing baskets

Post by Stathamender » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:39 pm

WhiteWolf wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:29 pm
I have one of these 'traditional' fishing baskets that is now over 50 years old and whilst intact is somewhat dried and neglected. Can any of you suggest how I might best approach restoring it?
I have one like that. I rehydrated it by spraying with water and scrubbing with washing up liquid, rinsed that off with a spray, let it dry out then painted it with standard linseed oil (two coats!). Then the wife stole it to keep stuff in at her allotment shed.

You can also use Ronseal or similar, either neutral or to stain to a darker colour if it's bleached over time.
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Re: Wicker/Cane fishing baskets

Post by WhiteWolf » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:45 pm

Thanks. I didn't want to ruin it but your comments are what I was thinking. Did you use raw linseed oil or boiled?
My wife too wants to steal it!

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Re: Wicker/Cane fishing baskets

Post by Stathamender » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:55 pm

WhiteWolf wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Thanks. I didn't want to ruin it but your comments are what I was thinking. Did you use raw linseed oil or boiled?
My wife too wants to steal it!
Boiled I think. This stuff: https://www.screwfix.com/p/liberon-boil ... 1ltr/8105r#
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Re: Wicker/Cane fishing baskets

Post by Stathamender » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Stathamender wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:55 pm
WhiteWolf wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Thanks. I didn't want to ruin it but your comments are what I was thinking. Did you use raw linseed oil or boiled?
My wife too wants to steal it!
Boiled I think. This stuff: https://www.screwfix.com/p/liberon-boil ... 1ltr/8105r#
You could also use: Danish Oil, Teak Oil or Hard Wax Oil. But Boiled Linseed is the trad finish.
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Re: Wicker/Cane fishing baskets

Post by Penninelad » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:00 am

Barbelseeker I have just acquired a basket which appears to be identical to those made by your father.I will give it a good soak in water and a coat of danish oil when it's dried out.It may be for sale as I have already got a very useable one.I will bring to the TFF Day at Ravenfield to see if anybody is interested in buying it.The price will be £30.It looks to be in first class condition.
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Re: Wicker/Cane fishing baskets

Post by Barbelseeker » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:01 pm

Will be at the competition - look forward to seeing it.

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Re: Wicker/Cane fishing baskets

Post by WhiteWolf » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:58 pm

Thanks for the information. I did think about Danish Oil so I might try that since we already have some.

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