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Bee's Wax Finish (was Re: [MedievalSawdust] Bee's wax finish)

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  • Dave Ordway
    I am intrigued and willing to try this. I have many questions. Is the Jar sealed upon mixing the ingredients? Overnight?, does temperature matter? I m
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 11, 2006
      I am intrigued and willing to try this.  I have many questions.  Is the Jar sealed upon mixing the ingredients?  Overnight?, does temperature matter?  I'm thinking leave it outside.  I have used BLO and bees wax as a finish in the past.  The steps I developed required a strong hand buffing with leather to work the products into the wood.  I really like the sound of formulating a paste that I can apply in one step and buff during the drying process.  More importantly, this process seems to not involve applying heat.  I like that.
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      Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 6:36 PM
      Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Bee's wax finish

      Bees wax polish:
      Take a pint jar, Shave bees wax into the jar until it is full. I use a carrot peeler to do this. Then fill the jar with turpentine. Add a tablespoon of boiled linseed oil to add hardness. Let this mixture sits over night. Next day, check to see if it the consistency you need. If too thin add beeswax, too thick, add boiled linseed oil. This stuff works great. Please don't ask for documentation. In the middle ages, these things were guild secrets.

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