Sorry if this is a repeat post, but it didnt seem to show up on my
I was wondering if anyone had some good formulas for making furniture
wax. I know to use a mix of beeswax and carnuba, and turps/thinner
anyone have any proportions for this?
In "The Agony and the Ecstasy," Michaelangelo mutters something about the
artist making his own tools. The graduation test for Swiss watchmakers
wasn't making a watch, but making the tools to do so.
Good notion to have.
From an Aussie book...
Hard Wax polish: Shred and melt 1 lb Carnauba wax + 1 lb Ceresine wax in a
tin can placed in boiling water. Add 1 pint turpentine warmed in a hot water
Soft Wax polish: Shred 1 lb beeswax into 1/2 pint turpentine and allow to
stand overnight, or heat together in a hot water bath.
Application--first sand, stain, seal the job. [If stained work is given oil
treatment to pop the grain, allow 24 hr to dry and seal with 2 coats thin
shellac, sanding lightly each coat...]
1. Apply wax polish with a stiff brush (such as a shoe brush), cloth pad or
fine steel wool. Rub in all directions to force wax into pores.
2. Allow 30min-1hr for turpentine to evaporate and wax to harden.
3. Polish by vigorously rubbing with a soft, lint-free cloth
4. Apply more thin coats with soft cloth and allow 10-15min to dry before
rubbing vigorously. Repeat until desired gloss is obtained.
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