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Blog entry by Napoleon posted 1191 days ago 1319 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This evening i have made my own antikwax.

Dark,nice and cheap :)

I know an old furnituremaker wich i have made some old locks for.

it started out with he had a closet were the lock was gone. It was a couple of hundred years old so he could not get it by Ruko,Abloy and so on :D

So i made a couple for him,and during that time he tought me some small tricks and he still is and this is one of theme.

So the other day i was in an very old paintstore in the middel of Copenhagen and there i bought some Pigment-powder made out of “hørfrø” i dont know the english word for it. This had to be mixed with beeswax and then you got the antikwax in any color you want and much cheaper than you can buy it,and the procedure i use to make it is the same the producents of wax is using.

I took some beeswax and melted it in a waterbath.The meltpoint is about 45degres celcius so its fast to do. Then i added the powder in the color i wanted.

Put it away and let it cool down.

Abracadabra i got my antikwax for almost no money :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith



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mafe

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#1 posted 1191 days ago

Looking good.
Do not forget you have asked me to buy you one also…
Laugh!
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Napoleon

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#2 posted 1191 days ago

I havent forgot Mads and looking forward to get it :) i just had to try this out and it worked fine. Only thing is my wonderfull camera once again,and my missing skills to get the pictures were i want them to be :)

I know you have lot to do and i needed the wax so when i was in that old paintstore to get some politur and other stuff i decided to buy for the wax also. Now i can make it in any color and its so cheap :)

Actually the owner of the store also said that he wont sell the antikwax cause the “antikwax-makers” do it the same way and then her prefer to sell the things so people can do it them self and save money.

Great store: Københavns farvehandel in badstuestræde,but maybe you know it.

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1191 days ago

great blog Thomas :-)
thank´s for sharing one of the old trick´s
just ceep on shovel them into us while you tweak the old furnituremaker for them :-)

take care
Dennis

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Napoleon

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#4 posted 1190 days ago

Dennis@ well it aint a big projekt,but i think its nice to be able to make it my self :)

It takes 7min to do :D

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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mafe

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#5 posted 1190 days ago

Hi Thomas,
The wax is not just bees wax, it’s a premade wax, just so no one else will do wrong, bees wax is much too hard to use alone.
I look forward to see the result, I might have to pass him and get a bucket of this linseed powder.
Yes I know the wonderful shop, he is selling all the old paint types also, every architect who works with old houses will bump into him sooner or later.
Hope you enjoy the sun,
Mads

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

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Napoleon

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#6 posted 1190 days ago

Mads you are right,i forgot to write that. Anyway i have never got a wax wich not was premade so As far as i know then you have too asked specifik if you want the pure hard beewax. But glad you pointed it out so no one makes that mistake :)

We enjoy the sun and start the grill later so a great day.

Thomas

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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John Gray

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#7 posted 1190 days ago

“Hørfrø” translation link below.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/h%C3%B8rfr%C3%B8

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Napoleon

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#8 posted 1190 days ago

Thanks John,and maybe i just haft to better to remember to use google to translate like the rest of the danes :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Sarit

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#9 posted 1190 days ago

Are you talking about “antique wax” ?

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 1175 days ago

Sarit
yes he is :-)

here is the link to the store

http://www.kobenhavnsfarvehandel.dk/

Dennis

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