|Project by Bytesabit||posted 09-23-2013 at 10:30 AM||1492 views||18 times favorited||6 comments|
To make the finish is pretty easy.
Make a double boiler by using a pot with some water about 3 inches high.
Put a small towel, paper towel, or cloth on the bottom of the pot.
Put a can or metal container to melt things.
Warm the water on Medium
2 oz of BeezWax with 1 cup (500ml) of Mineral Oil
((Mineral Oil can be changed for pretty much any oil… such as olive oil, etc.. ))
Melt the beezwax, keeping it between 40-50 degrees celcius, then when completely melted, add oil.
Stir until all is melted with no chunks, then empty into holding container (I use mason jars with wide mouth)
The beauty is, the mineral oil is an anti-bacterial and helps the wax absorb into the wood. The was protects.
AND there isn’t really any drying time.
This is also FOOD SAFE!! So cutting boards, wooden spoons, etc are perfect for this.
Pro Tip: I gave my wooden spoons a light sanding and used them for stirring, then buffed it out after to give them that new protection!