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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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      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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      I have thought about it. what is your recipe?

    • Sides
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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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      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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