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Mineral Oil and Beeswax finish

02-06-2011 11:14 PM by maugust | 12 comments »

This is my version of a mineral oil and beeswax “finish”. I have experimented with different ratio’s of the two ingredients. I have tried (measure in ounces by volume) 1 oz mineral oil : 1 oz beeswax3 oz mineral oil : 2 oz beeswax5 oz mineral oil : 1 oz beeswax I found that I like 3:2 ratio the best. I buy the beeswax in cake form. Shave it with a grater. Place the shavings in a bowl and then into a double boiler. The beeswax will melt VERY fast. Add the mineral oil and stir for a bit. The mixutre has to remain warm in order to keep it from solidifying. It will feel like a soft candle as it cools. In order to apply the finish it should be warm, I have used a cotton cloth...

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