This one actually started out with a drawer in the bedroom which has an odd smell to it.
Any clothing left in it for more than a day starts to smell also, and if you are wearing a shirt, let's say, you start to smell a bit like old socks yourself.
Now this could lead to a discussion about my social life, but let's forget that for the moment.
Anyway I figured that a good way to mask the smell would be to coat the inside of the drawer with cedar oil.
But when I found out how much the darn stuff costs, bout $50.00 a pint, I started to look for another solution.
The brilliant idea hit me that I can press my own cedar oil. I have a hydraulic press, and more importantly, I have the cedar trees.
So I cut off a batch of this years growth, stick it in a confined spot that's sort of like a cylinder with a piston, and start to press the stuff. I fully expected at least a few drops of oil would trickle out the bottom.
All I got was a lot a very squashed green bits. Oh there was an oily feel all right, but the several drops of cold pressed cedar oil failed to materialize.
Now I'm wondering what the "right" way to do this is.
So far, I haven't made much progress on the bedroom drawer, but my shop sure smells nice! :-)