Non toxic wood polish

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Forum topic by zazz posted 10-10-2009 02:16 PM 1259 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-10-2009 02:16 PM

Can anyone give me a recipe for making a non toxic polish for my wood porjects.? I would like it to contain bees wax. Thanks Zazzs


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#1 posted 10-10-2009 02:32 PM

Did you try Googling that question?


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#2 posted 10-10-2009 03:05 PM

You could mix raw linseed oil and bees wax or check out Tried & True finishes,


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#3 posted 10-10-2009 03:09 PM

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#4 posted 10-10-2009 04:06 PM

I use a mixture of bees wax and mineral oil.

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#5 posted 10-10-2009 04:26 PM

I second Neil’s suggestion Shellac

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#6 posted 10-10-2009 05:59 PM

If you want a polish and NOT a finish, then beeswax mixed with equal parts turpentine or mineral oil is the way to go. Shellac is a finish and not a polish.

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#7 posted 10-11-2009 02:01 AM

go with julians suggestion of mineral oil and bees wax. turpintine stinks and may not be completely non toxic. KB1

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#8 posted 10-11-2009 09:57 PM

I have used beeswax on a lot of my turnings and it has held up generally very well over the years. I also use Nylands Cordova/beeswax mix which gives a harder more durable finish. These are waxes straight from a can and have a thinner mixed in which evaporates after application. This is a good finish for a display piece, but not especially good for a piece that will get handled a lot or be subject to any dampness with wash-offs or being used as a fruit bowl for example. Otherwise it is great for candies, nuts or other dry stuff.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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