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Forum topic by sgv posted 12-14-2013 12:47 PM 877 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sgv

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12-14-2013 12:47 PM

I was watching a YouTube vid. on turning boxes, he mixed past wax and oil for the finish when he sanded. question is which oil, how much, which past wax.

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#1 posted 12-14-2013 01:09 PM

How about being a little more specific. How would anybody know what video you watched w/o a link?

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#2 posted 12-14-2013 01:15 PM

My bad I will find it and post a link. 8(

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#3 posted 12-14-2013 03:42 PM

This is just a WAG, but it sounds like you were watching Carl Jacobson ( http://www.thewoodshop.tv/ ).

If so, he was using a mix of drug store mineral oil and Staples 211 Carnauba Paste Wax. You can order the wax through Carl’s website.

He did a “What’s in the can?” video earlier this year http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRqmdOYsXXI where he describes how he mixes and uses it.

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#4 posted 12-14-2013 03:59 PM

Thanks Dane that was the Vid I will check it out, have you ever tried this?

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#5 posted 12-14-2013 04:07 PM

Nope … never tried it.

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#6 posted 12-14-2013 04:10 PM

Thanks.

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#7 posted 12-14-2013 05:14 PM

People often use bees wax & mineral oil too for finishing!

Lot of turners like walnut oil, by itself but both vendors sell oil/wax too.

Several vendors carry Mahoney products.

http://www.bowlmakerinc.com/finishes.html

Think have to order from Doc!

http://doctorswoodshop.com/Products/WalnutOilandWaxWoodturningFinish.aspx

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#8 posted 12-14-2013 05:24 PM

Beeswax and linseed oil is common, as well. As always – be careful with oil soaked rags, as they can combust.

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#9 posted 12-14-2013 05:45 PM

I’m assuming that you are using BOILED linseed oil?
Bill

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#10 posted 12-14-2013 05:55 PM

Thanks guys gives my something to look into

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#11 posted 12-15-2013 04:22 AM

Really I think you can use any kind of oil and wax. For sanding I use mineral oil because it fills the grain and helps with difficult endgrain. If I use a finishing oil it will be BLO because that’s the only oil I have besides mineral oil and motor oil. I’ve melted BLO and Johnson’s Paste Wax together and it works great though smudges easy. I’ve also used toilet bowl ring wax as an experiment and it is a little harder than Johnson’s and shines up just as well, maybe better. Once I tried motor oil just see what it would look like (looks like oil).

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#12 posted 12-15-2013 12:36 PM

Thanks Rick I have BLO and some car wax (carnauba) I may chuck a peace of wood and just give it a try 8)

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#13 posted 12-16-2013 02:25 AM

I put wax and BLO in a small pyrex bowl and set them on my coffee warmer for an hour or so, adding a little turpentine helps considerably. Without the turpentine I had to stir a lot to get a homogenous mixture.

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#14 posted 12-16-2013 03:42 AM

Oil and wax finishes can be beautiful, but be aware they do not offer good protection against water, scratch, or chemical damage.

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#15 posted 12-16-2013 11:29 AM

Thanks to all for the help 8-)

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