Where to buy wax for handplanes?

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04-07-2011 04:01 AM

I am looking for places to get parrafin wax for my handplanes and so far can’t seem to find any local places that carry it. I have seen it on amazon however. Also does anyone have any links to a particular type or brand that works well for planning? Thanks

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 04:09 AM

I just use paste wax. You can get it at any hardware store. It’s
very useful for woodworking. You wipe it on, let it dry for a couple
minutes, then buff off the excess with a soft cloth.

Cheap white candles, tealight and votives, are made of parafin. I
think carnauba blends are better for rubbing on planes though.

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 04:45 AM

Thanks Loren, I wasn’t aware that votive candles have parraffin wax. If that’s the case then it’s definately the cheapest way to get some paraffin wax.

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 04:55 AM

Parafin wax… look in the canning section of the grocery store.

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