Blogging instead of Woodworking #30: What the Wax Does

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Blog entry by Douglas posted 10-12-2016 03:14 AM 1632 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just posted a new blog post about why one would use paste wax, lear or colored, on a project. A few good A-B photos. Take a look and let me know what you think, and whether or not you like to use paste wax.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#1 posted 10-12-2016 06:39 AM


Might get a better response in the forum? For me paste wax is additive after other finishes for the tactile feel.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 10-13-2016 01:53 AM

paste wax always seems to be to soft. I tend to use Behlens Deluxing Compound, which is a kind of wax, but it seems to provide a harder finished surface. As Doc mentioned, I also use it as the final application after the main finish is dry to provide a good feel and glorious luster.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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