Re: Introduction and a question
- Beeswax by itself can be used.
Some other sealants that are traditional
Beeswax polish (usually a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil)
Orange wax (used for salad bowls)
Linseed oil (Danish oil)
Rendered bear fat
bacon grease if you don't have any rendered bear fat in your
All these need to re-applied at regular intervals.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Aric Wilisch"
> Greetings to all.
> I have just recently returned to the SCA after a time away and
> looking forward to making more of my time now that I havereturned.
> I have also recently revived another lost love, archery, this time
> using the longbow instead of a recurve. I look forward to
> through past posts as well as sharing experiences with youfine folk.
> I sent one message but I fear it was lost as it has not yet
> I just recently stained my new 66" longbow and someonesuggested I put
> a coat of spray glass on to seal the wood and give it morefinish.
> While I love the idea of more finish, I would rather seal it withmight have been
> something more period specific. Would anyone know what
> used to seal a longbow? Someone once suggested beeswax.Any thoughts
> are appreciated.
> Thanks much to all
> aka Alaric de Colville (not yet registered)