You got a local farmer's market? Buy some beeswax from the honey seller
and dip the screws in when it's hot melted.
Pretty great website, for what you can do and what you have done, that ought
to teach folks about budget and all possibilities. It doesn't take much, well
Alex - "newbie_neander" woodworker
I use beeswax too, but it was a PITA to have to melt it
all the time. I figured out that if I added some Mineral
Spirits to the melted wax, then let it cool, I'd never need
to melt it again. It doesn't take much MS so add just a
little then cool. If it's too stiff, keep reheating & adding
a bit more till you're happy with it. Mine is about the
consistency of room temp (70 degrees) butter.
This mixture also works just great on my boots instead
of buying the pricey SnowSeal.
On Fri, 17 Feb 2006 19:51:52 -0800, Wood Butcher opined:
There are hobbyists who make their own perfumes, lotions and soaps. The
suppliers for that hobby sell lanolin in jugs. Add some lanolin to your
beeswax boot sealer. You can also use the extra lanolin to soothe your
face after trying unusual methods of shaving. 8-#
You can play around with the solvent mix in your screw-wax tub. I started
with mineral oil, then lightened it up with this and that 'til I got the
consistency I like. Or, stick with the mineral oil and add a few drops of
Ronsonol every few weeks.
Bolts get a taste of propane torch, then get rubbed on the Gulfwax chunk.
"Keep your ass behind you"
wreck20051219 at spambob.net
We expected that you might have read at least one book on woodworking, where
this procedure is always mentioned. Old boys used to lube a nail. Often
kept a reservoir of wax in the handle for it.
Wax or oil are good choices, soap used to be a bad choice because the alkali
used attracted moisture from the air. Probably no longer a factor.
because we knew that YOUR mind was in the gutter and that you'd think we were
talking about ky jelly??
A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste..
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