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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 04-13-2013 02:22 AM 1385 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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04-13-2013 02:22 AM

I now have the raw ingredients to make a finish that I’ve seen in videos. Capt Eddie uses bees wax and mineral oil, but I can’t find the mix anywhere.

Do any of you guys know how much bees wax and how much mineral oil you mix together?
I don’t want to make gallons, just 8 – 16 oz is plenty.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 04-13-2013 02:28 AM

Russell, Here is the link from the man himself.

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#2 posted 04-13-2013 03:26 AM

Thanks Bondo.

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Clint Searl

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#3 posted 04-13-2013 12:09 PM

That’s not a finish; it’s a laxative.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#4 posted 04-13-2013 02:23 PM

Russell,

CapnEddie uses O.B. Shine juice. Carl Jacobson uses mineral oil and paste wax. I want to try both.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 04-13-2013 02:27 PM

I mixed 1 part bees wax with 3 parts mineral oil, put it into a glass jar and put in the mircowave, just add about 30 seconds at a time, to slowly melt it, then stir well, let it cool, the consistency is about like a paste wax.

-- Smitty!!!

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#6 posted 04-13-2013 02:46 PM

Here’s another post that might be helpful, but mineral oil or wax are not real finishes
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http://lumberjocks.com/topics/42936

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 04-13-2013 03:22 PM

Jim, yes they are a temporary finish, unless and until you shellac over them.
I intend to use Shellac or poly over this and see what happens. Of course I won’t be doing this to wet blanks so I think I’ll turn dry from now on. Wet is just too much effort for the result which so far as I can tell is only ease of turning.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 04-13-2013 03:23 PM

Smitty, the microwave idea will change the stucture of the bees wax. It needs to melt at around 180-220 F. Try that on your next batch and see if it comes out better. They say to put it in a bowl and float the bowl on some gently boiling water in a stock pot.

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#9 posted 04-13-2013 04:04 PM

Cue Clint’s shellac rant in 3…2…1….

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#10 posted 04-13-2013 04:09 PM

I made up a half-batch of Cap’n Eddie’s sanding wax a year or more back … just followed the instructions on his website. Stuff works great and lasts forever. I poured the liquid into four of those little containers you get with mashed potatoes and gravy at KFC … three of them are still unused and sitting in my finish cabinet.

-- 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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#11 posted 04-13-2013 05:53 PM

Poly over wax ain’t gonna work my man.
Bill

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#12 posted 04-13-2013 06:03 PM

Bees Wax is super useful for many things!
Bill mentioned poly wont work over it, probably so, I use Bees Wax for metal working, nothing will stick to it!

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Dallas

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#13 posted 04-13-2013 06:18 PM

Unbob said: nothing will stick to it!

We have some politicians like that around here!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#14 posted 04-13-2013 06:23 PM

I’ve been having some great luck with pumice and mineral oil on the interior of some of my bowls. Nothing else seems to get the micro scratches out of the wood, and I sand to 600g.
I might keep the wax and mineral oil for the tools in the shop, they say nothing works better.
And keep using mineral oil and pumice on my final sanding. Also baby powder works as a very fine WET sanding grit.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#15 posted 04-13-2013 07:02 PM

This is a most amusing thread. You guys are a hoot.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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