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Forum topic by kizerpea posted 05-18-2012 12:58 PM 2566 views 2 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kizerpea

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05-18-2012 12:58 PM

whats the formula to mix linseed oil an bees wax

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#1 posted 05-18-2012 01:19 PM

kizerpea—- Not sure if this is what you are looking for … I have used a turpentine / bee’s wax / boiled linseed oil concoction.

It is an inexpensive ‘finish’ that is easy to apply and should be easy to maintain.

The recipe: 16 oz Gum Turpentine 2 oz shaved/grated Bee’s Wax (dissolve Bee’s Wax completely in turpentine) 16 oz Boiled Linseed Oil.

Apply liberally, let sit for two hours, then wipe off excess Let ‘cure’ for a few days, then buff.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 05-18-2012 01:22 PM

gona put it on my handles…pitch fork,shovel,rake.hoe….............

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#3 posted 05-18-2012 01:28 PM

This combination (though I’m not sure of the ratios) is commonly used by Timber framers.

It’s rellatively inexpensive, easy to apply and easy to repair after the frame is raised.

Just make sure you soak your rags afterwards and dispose of them properly.

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#4 posted 05-18-2012 01:29 PM

That is the ONE application for Linseed Oil with which I can agree … but, there is little need for the wax … just slather on the Linseed Oil, wait a while, wipe off what doesn’t soak in.

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#5 posted 05-18-2012 01:31 PM

I also use beeswax and turpentine. I shave the beeswax finely then just slowly add turpentine until they’re suspended. I’ll put it on the windowsill for a few days. If I have to thin it, I just add more turpentine. I tend to like mine pretty thick. I’m not sure there’s an actual “recipe” that I’m aware of. Good luck.

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#6 posted 05-18-2012 05:47 PM

I do the maloof mix; tung/BLO/Bees wax

I heatup the tung and blo in a crock pot, and mix in the wax

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#7 posted 05-18-2012 08:42 PM

You mix up a Moloof type finish for shovel/axe/rake handles ???

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#8 posted 05-18-2012 08:47 PM

I also just use the Linseed Oil by itself on my handles…don’t forget the wheel barrow handles (if wood) : )

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#9 posted 05-19-2012 06:40 PM

thanks for all the info…..............

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