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    James Wright
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    I have never used wax on a finish and have wanted to try it. What brand or type should I try first, and where do you purchase yours?

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  • Joshua Farnsworth
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    Post count: 68

    James, my favorite is “Mylands Clear Finishing Wax” You can find it here at this link. Definitely worth the price. Some top notch woodworkers recommended this to me.

     

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    You should try making your own. It isn’t difficult, and it gives you more control over the final results. The link should start you off in the right direction.

     

    Wax

  • James Wright
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    Post count: 108

    I have thought about it. what is your recipe?

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    I got it from the link I posted above. I had to convert the proportions to english.

    4oz beeswax

    2oz mineral spirits

    6oz turpentine

    I melt the wax in a washed out soup can. I hold the can with pliers in a pot of boiling water. when it’s melted pour it into a larger container holding the mineral spirits and turpentine. Stir it up a little to mix it up, then let it cool. It will be about the consistency of peanut butter.

    I apply it with 0000 steel wool, buff with a clean cotton rag.

    Make sure you use good turpentine. The stuff in the big box stores sucks. Full of impurities, but it here.

    Turpentine

  • James Wright
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    Post count: 108

    Nice. I love asking people because everyone has a recipe they swear by, and most of them are very close.

  • Darwin Richards
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    There are many available in the market today that you can choose depending which you prefer, but I am using turpentine for my wooden type entry door.

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