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Forum topic by madts posted 05-27-2017 04:18 PM 704 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2017 04:18 PM

I found some white Bees wax online (Amazon) and made a batch using my formula adjusted from Mads’. For some reason I seem to need more turpentine.

6 parts white bees wax.
1 part carnauba wax.
6 parts turpentine.

This came out just like the very expensive Renaissance wax at about 1/10 of the price.

I use a small slow cooker where I load the ingredients and cook/warmed until all is dissolved. Then scrape out into a container. For some reason this wax is not as hard as using yellow bees wax, and rubs out much easier with the same shine. I will most probably have to fine tune this recipe.

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#1 posted 05-28-2017 02:03 PM

Could be the difference between the raw beeswax and the refined one. I would check out local wax from an apiarists.


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#2 posted 05-28-2017 05:21 PM

I really like that finish on some items, I have not tried adding the carnauba though.

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#3 posted 06-02-2017 06:13 PM

Now I have to look for white wax…
There are a special joy of using homemade wax.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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