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Forum topic by Karda posted 06-04-2017 08:55 PM 594 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2017 08:55 PM

I want to try mineral oil and beeswax for my bowls. question after the beeswax is heated into the oil does it have to be reheated for every use or does it stay liquid. thanks Mike

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#1 posted 06-04-2017 09:03 PM

That would depend on the ratio of beeswax to mineral oil. The premixed commercial stuff like Howard’s Butcher Block finish has a thick paste consistency. It could be used straight, but they suggest warming it to get better penetration. I would imagine that applying the finish to bowls turning on a lathe could generate enough heat to achieve the same effect.

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#2 posted 06-04-2017 09:07 PM

You may need to shake it or stir it, but you won’t need to heat it again.

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#3 posted 06-04-2017 09:11 PM

After melting the bee’s wax and mineral oil together it is left to cool … once cool (and depending on proportions) it will be opaque and resemble lip balm … you’re done! Apply like paste waste. No reheating required.

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#4 posted 06-04-2017 09:51 PM

ok thanks

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