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Chinea's Homebrew Beeswax

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Chinea's Homebrew Beeswax

Postby Malc2098 » 11 Oct 2021, 22:15




Hopefully you can access this video. I've still got a blank space in this preview.

And yes, I can see the thumbnail on my iPhone! Grrr!
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Re: Chinea's Homebrew Beeswax

Postby NickM » 12 Oct 2021, 09:51

Malc2098 wrote:


Hopefully you can access this video. I've still got a blank space in this preview.

And yes, I can see the thumbnail on my iPhone! Grrr!


I watched that. My wife keeps bees and has made turps based polish before (I mainly use it for lubricating brass screws), but I might have a go at making some BLO based stuff. I think she has a few blocks of wax somewhere…

It might make a nice Christmas present if it’s any good.
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Re: Chinea's Homebrew Beeswax

Postby Phil Pascoe » 12 Oct 2021, 09:53

M/C wax (if you can find it) or carnauba makes a harder polish beeswax. Beeswax tends to mark very easily.
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Re: Chinea's Homebrew Beeswax

Postby mjp » 12 Oct 2021, 20:17

What surprised me is that he used 20% beeswax to 80% BLO - I make my own polishes and find that 5% wax is about right, 20% being far too hard to be usable.

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