> Lew, this is a variant of many of these types of oil/wax finishes. Sam
> Maloof's is quite similar (would have to dig out the book - I think he
> puts a couple of carnuba chips in his) except I think he puts mineral
> spirits in it to make it a realy creamy mix and to allow easier
> I am under the strongest impression left from a conversation by one of
> the furniture makers (actually, I think he is a Sam Maloof grad!) that
> makes furniture and rockers around here that he just cleans the surface
> as needed with a dry, soft rag. If it is really dirty, he dampens with
> mineral spirits, rubs lightly and allows to dry.
> To renew the finish, he applies another thin coat, allows to dry, then
> buffs out to the required sheen.
Maybe I'll add a little turps, I like the smell of turps, to this
witch's brew to make it a little more "creamy".
Right now, it's a little stiff.