I enjoy finishing wood but dislike the traditional finishes that are used by many. While the usual chemicals make a nice and durable finish, they are toxic. Being the delicate soul I am I find the gas-off of these chemicals makes me unwell.
I have found a product that is made with hemp oil and promises to be a good alternative. Badger Oil is made in Canada too!
I recall my grandfather treating all of his tool handles with the vegetable oil of some sort. I have no idea what it was and I doubt very much he grew hemp on his farm. I wish I could ask him but he took the long dirt nap many years ago.