After moving to the great white north and seeing the bottom of my Johnson's
paste wax tin, I started the hunt for more. Alas...while Johnson's have
stopped making it, you can get it via mail (from their web site)...but only
to a US address. Out of desperation, I bought a can of Minwax "Paste
Finishing Wax" and grumbled all the way home.
After making four chess boards/boxes (pics will be on the web site after
Christmas) I finished them all with four coats of wipe-on varnish, knocked
the finish down with 4 ought steel wool until there was an even sheen of
satin, opened the can of Minwax and prepared to work up a sweat.
Wax on, wait five minutes, wax off. Buff with an old diaper and wholly cow!!
This stuff has twice the shine of Johnson's at about 1/4 the work...I was
(and am) big time impressed!. Once it hardened it's like a shell that
appears to actually have some protection ability.
I'm not totally convinced it works as well on the equipment surfaces, but
I'll save the little bit of Johnson's I have left over for that. From now
on, this Minwax stuff has earned a place on the shelf, and on my projects.
Not affiliated in any way, just wanted to share a little joy.... :). I love
it when stuff works......
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