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Make some home made Furniture Wax

Wayne
Super Contributor

Make some home made Furniture Wax

It is a wet and wintry day in Adelaide today so I thought I would cook up a batch of Furniture Wax.
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Ingredients required...
250 mL Diggers Raw Linseed Oil
250 mL Diggers Pure Gum Turpentine
250 grams Natural Bees Wax
Containers to store your Wax in.
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Use an old fruit can, pour in the Linseed Oil and Turpentine and place in a saucepan of water and boil, cut up the Bees Wax into smaller sections add the pieces and stir in.
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NOTE! These liquids are flammable, please take care especially if you are using a naked flame gas cooktop!
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I like to use these Boiled Sweet tins to store my wax in, they are ideal and have a capacity of 150g. The recipe detailed above will make 5 x150g tins.
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In a relatively short time your wax will be ready to use (shown above after 30 minutes but a good couple hours will be necessary) It will set into soft solid paste and have a beautiful Eucalytus aroma. Apply to your furniture or newly created woodwork project with a cloth and buff it out to a shiny finish.
It is also excellent for easing sticky drawers (that have wooden runners)
Happy Workshopping!

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Community Manager Jason
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Re: Make some home made Furniture Wax

Looks great. Many thanks for sharing Wayne.
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Janina_G
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Re: Make some home made Furniture Wax

Thanks for sharing.... Love anything the is natural, I used to buy something similar years ago but for shoes, to protect them from winter weather..... So will be tying this post haste .... Sounds like it may not be suitable for floors? Do you have one for floors? wooden ?

Thank You

Janina
Wayne
Super Contributor

Re: Make some home made Furniture Wax

Hi Janina,
I originally sourced the information from a Wood Working online forum several years ago, and have used it successfully on many projects on raw timber and on finished timber surfaces.
I can't see any reason why it wouldn't be suitable for timber floors, albeit they will be very slippery walking around with socks on.
Personally, I would give it a try in a low traffic area and see what the result is like.
I just searched this article of interest as well...
http://furnitureknowhow.com/wood-floor-wax/

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Janina_G
Established Contributor

Re: Make some home made Furniture Wax

Thanks Wayne,

 

That was good reading.  

 

Funny I dont mind doing floor but hate oil painting the bathroom...  just weird I guess.

 

Appreciated

 

Janina

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