Welcome to the forum. I am loving your choice of tools. I also have an affinity for old "ARN". Really liked your shop tour video.
You seem to have an eclectic taste with a variety of makers for your tools. I have chosen one American manufacturer for my workshop tools.
I hope you post videos of these restorations.
Well, I have done 3 coats of milk paint. Still looked terrible after 2 coats. Each of the first 2 coats was with a newly opened package. Never did all the little lumps to dissolve properly but wasn't too bad. The third coat was done with the left over from coat 2 which was kept in the refrigerator over night. When opened it it was like lumpy yogurt. It took a lot of stirring and adding of warm water to get it to a paintable consistency but it had a lot of lumps. I just dipped the brush lightly and picked out the lumps as I went. I did not expect it to look like regular paint and I was not dissappointed. The color is uneven and brush strokes are, for the most part very visible. I don't think I will use this product again. It will be OK for a toy chest but it is unlikely that I will use it again
I did a small sample board adding BLO after 2 coats of milk paint. You are right, it deepened and enriched the color. Question----Can I put a protective finish like a water based poly over the BLO??? Sounds counter-intuitive.