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02-05-2012 05:04 AM

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A local person is selling Bees Wax for $6.00 pound. I know it’s a better price than WoodCraft and Rockler by far , but how much are you folks paying at your supplier ?
Thank you : )

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 05:19 AM

I have not found any and I do not shop at Woodcraft any longer. Sorry not much help here.

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 05:27 AM

Mine was between $10-15 price range for a while. Now I get it for free from the bees, after I bribed them with a hive or two.

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 06:10 AM

The last time I got any Bees Wax, it was in a yellow tin, and called …... Bert’s Bees.

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 08:49 AM

Sorry I have know need for bees wax.

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 10:43 AM

Bee wax is the bee’s knees. Best stuff for driving long screws.

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 02:32 PM

Can’t get a serious answer, can ya!
I have no answer… I rarely use it.
I also have no joke… all the good ones are taken above, Len!

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 03:00 PM

don’t use bee’s wax for anything

did read where cutting that waxed string
they use in leather work

cut it into short lengths
(1/4”-3/8”)
and drop one in a screw hole
and insert screw
no mess on finished parts

the guy had a little ‘sucrets’ type tin
for that
ready for when he needed some

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#8 posted 02-05-2012 03:07 PM

I have not found any local yet, but online it looks like you can get it for around 4-12 dollars for a small tub, about 7 to 10 oz.

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#9 posted 02-05-2012 03:07 PM

Hey Len,
I purchased bees wax from this company as a special request from a customer who wanted all natural/organic beeswax for a finish on a cutting board. Nice Stuff. I bought the filtered wax which is white but I don’t see it on their site right now.

If you can get local for $6.00/lb you are getting a great deal ! Buy it !

Lisa

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#10 posted 02-05-2012 03:08 PM

The last time I bought some for finishes was from Woodcraft and paid whatever the ransom is they charge…...it was expensive. For screws I use an toilet ring (new one, bought specifically for that purpose) I put in a margarine tub to lube them. The stuff from Woodcraft is also useful for rubbing a streak across the sole of a hand plane (ala Tommy Mac).

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#11 posted 02-05-2012 03:14 PM

Beeswax @ $6 per pound is a good deal – besides, you get to buy local, support a local beekeeper, and perhaps meet a new customer for your crafts??

I use beeswax for a food-safe finish- lots of recipes on the net, but. I use a 50:50 mix of mineral oil and beeswax shavings. You can very the mix to get the consistency you want.

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#12 posted 02-05-2012 03:19 PM

I may be able to get access to bee’s wax from a bee keeper but, to be honest, I dont know if he collects the wax or not. Will have to see.

But, at any supplier around these parts, its EXPENSIVE!!!

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#13 posted 02-05-2012 04:16 PM

the last hunk I bought was at a Renaisance Faire, but I know it was way better priced than Woodcraft. then again, most things from Woodcraft are way high priced if you ask me

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#14 posted 02-05-2012 04:23 PM

I don’t use beeswax, but I do keep paraffin wax handy.
I get at the grocery store. It’s a good lubricant for lathe tool rests, keeps glue from sticking where I don’t want it to, and I have used it as a friction finish. It’s good to put on screws, pretty handy stuff. Cheap, too.

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#15 posted 02-05-2012 05:48 PM

If I remember right, I paid $8.00 a pound locally for the last pound I bought last year, so you are getting
a good price, it is a good lubricant for screws, and there seem to be several (best) finish/ was recipes
available to make your own wax. I also buy local honey because I prefer it for my tea.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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