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Hi all please help I would like to make some bees wax polish ? boild or raw linseed oil am not sure which would be best suited. many thanks carl

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G'day Carl I can't help but I'm sure someone will be able to answer your question.

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Hi all please help I would like to make some bees wax polish ? boild or raw linseed oil am not sure which would be best suited. many thanks carl
no clue about the linseed oil...

Polish...
1:3 - 1:4 ratio of beeswax to turpentine or similar... furniture..
1:1 - 1:2 ratio of beeswax to turpentine or similar... floors
1:4 beeswax to oil (options include coconut oil, jojoba oil, walnut oil, etc)
1:3 beeswax to olive oil...

Cleaner...
1:5 - 1:6 ratio of beeswax to turpentine or similar...

Leather polish...
2½-½ (oil to wax)...
3½-½ makes for a harder polish... 4½:½ is about the hardness limit...
1½-½ makes for a softer polish.. you don't want to go any softer...
straight wax is for water proofing...

Oils...
Coconut oil... conditions the leather...
Sweet Almond oil... softens the leather and replaces the natural oils...
Castor or mineral oil... Shines...

More beeswax = firmer mixture while more oil means a softer polish....

time to experiment...

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Hi Carl. I make bees wax polish by combining hemp seed oil with melted natural beeswax with the ratio being four parts oil and one part wax. I would think any kind of safe oil would do. Happy paste making. Billy Boy Bill Major
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There is a great book
Super Formulas Arts & Crafts…
How to make more than 360 useful products that contain honey and beeswax
by Elaine C. White.

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To all you very kind gentleman many thanks for the replies I will attempt it this week end. carl

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Hey Carl..

I did a youtube search, found alot of info.. Linseed oil was only mentioned once that I found, but as stick showed,,there are a ton of options when it comes to the oil. I'd be very interested in hearing how it goes..

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Carl; please be extremely careful (obsessive!) about your oily rags...especially with the linseed, if you decide to use it. Nasty habit of spontaneously combusting.
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Wow, thanks for that video Dan!
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The leftover rags have burned many buildings down over the years.

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