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09-07-2020 09:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: abrasive paste woodturning woodworking wood polish acks wood paste acks abrasive paste bowl turning hollow forms wood turning help question

I was just curious what yalls thought were on acks wood paste? He proudly toutes that he uses carnauba wax in his polish but his polish is almost a pure white color. I have never seen a white carnauba wax ever. So my guess is he puts just enough in so that he can say it has carnauba wax but not much. When I asked about the color being white I was yelled at, our conversation deleted and banned from his channel. But it really makes me wonder now. I find my shine disappearing even on art pieces after 2 weeks or so. Can anyone suggest a paste that works better for them? After my unpleasant interaction I don’t think I will order any more acks paste so I need something different. Thanks for any suggestions you could give.


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#1 posted 09-07-2020 10:35 PM

Have you tried Renaissance wax?
I’ve used it in the past for fine work with Gaboon Ebony. It’s expensive but a little goes a long way.
Not sure what you mean by losses it’s shine. Renaissance wax is great for unwanted finger prints but I’m not so sure about making something shiny.
Something I’m not interested in .

Good Luck

-- Aj

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#2 posted 09-07-2020 10:46 PM

If you’ve ever used Trewax i am pretty sure that has quite a bit of carnauba, it is hard as nails.

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#3 posted 09-07-2020 10:53 PM

I have not used Renaissance wax. Considering the variables in wood, I would not expect a finish product to make up for a lack of surface preparation. Regarding the color, it may be just a matter of how much refining is done.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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#4 posted 09-07-2020 11:05 PM

When I get back to turning, I plan to try Meguires automotive pure carnuba wax. Extremely cheap in comparison. I figure it’s worth a try. And it is yellow.

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#5 posted 09-07-2020 11:43 PM

I don’t know what Ack puts in his paste, but I have been using it for about 2 years now with no complaints. I have tried others (e.g. Hampshire Sheen, etc.) and get about the same results. I have never seen a wax finish on bare wood that retains a high shine … most tend to dull, but can be brought back with a quick buff.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 09-08-2020 12:13 AM

I have been happy with Crystal Clear wax made by Staples sold at WoodCraft.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 09-08-2020 01:02 AM

Big +1 for Renaissance, Crystal Clear and the automotive wax (I use Mother’s Pure Brazilian Carnauba).

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#8 posted 09-08-2020 08:39 AM

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#9 posted 09-08-2020 03:18 PM

HI Folks, this is Annette-owner of Acks wood paste, we are out of town but we ran to a wifi spot and one of our loyal customers pointed out this link…I cant say for sure but Thsi very same question was asked on our you tube channel just 2 days ago, we answered it, so he wasnt happy so he then went on to say that he saw a Youtube video on how it is impossible to have organic bees wax, so my husband told him we will make a video and esxplain how bees wax can be organic and please post where you saw that video and he wouldnt do it…THEN, he called my husband and I dishonest!!!! We showed all the comments to you tube and they jerked his channel!!

We are both in our 60’s, we h ave an honest product with an honest price, we only charge for our abrasive paste, our 3 ingredient polish is FREE. We welcome anyone with a legitamite question to email us and we respond to each and everyone!! We will be home Thursday night, we will not respond again to this blog, if it is the same guy, it will just continue and IM not going there. ANYONE is welcome to ask on our you tube channel about our product and about the kind of people we are, please do so. Thank you, ANnette

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#10 posted 09-08-2020 04:00 PM


HI Folks, this is Annette-owner of Acks wood paste,

- AnnetteAck

Interesting. I’m glad you cleared that up. I’d never heard of Ack’s, but when someone comes along on their first day and their second post of all time and badmouths something, I generally assume they’ve got a grudge for some reason or another.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#11 posted 09-08-2020 04:23 PM

So I looked at the site and they use organic white bees wax. Not sure how the op confused carnauba wax with bees wax lol

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#12 posted 09-08-2020 05:31 PM

Accusing them of ‘fraud’ is over the top … sounds to me more like a simple misunderstanding. As I pointed out earlier, I have been using Ack’s products for about 2 years now, and have absolutely no complaints … in my experience, it does what they say it will do.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#13 posted 09-08-2020 05:44 PM

Looks like Woody, 2 posts in 1 day. Both posts were critical about Acks. He is grinding some kind of axe.

He got his buttocks kicked by a nice 60+ y/o Lady. Never tried, or heard of Acks, but sounds like it’s made by a class act. Best to you.

I bought a can of the Renaissance wax about 6 years ago. You can hardly tell I have used any, and it’s gone on several pieces. Usually waxes feel thick to me, this stuff is like silk, and just goes on, and on. Super depth almost instantly. I think worth the cash.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 09-08-2020 06:07 PM

I looked up Acks web site and they seem like a great small business with a good product. I had no idea the wax they offer is something that wood turners use.
I am not recommending Renaissance is better.
I’m also glad Annette posted here.
Good Luck Always

-- Aj

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#15 posted 09-08-2020 06:38 PM


HI Folks, this is Annette-owner of Acks wood paste,

- AnnetteAck

Interesting. I m glad you cleared that up. I d never heard of Ack s, but when someone comes along on their first day and their second post of all time and badmouths something, I generally assume they ve got a grudge for some reason or another.

- Rich


+1 lets see if ol woody comes back,probably not.poor way to enter a forum as a new member.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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