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  1. #1
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    Default Liquefying wax for woodworking

    I have a friend who does woodworking and is trying to liquefy some bees wax. He currentley has some in denatured alcohol it has been in it for two days with no luck. Besides heat, what works. Steve
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    Default Re: Liquefying wax for woodworking

    Mineral spirits will work much better than alcohol.

    Peter

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    Default Re: Liquefying wax for woodworking

    Melt the wax and mix in vegetable oil, linseed works well as it will polymerize and form a hard semidurable surface. Olive oil works if you're after penetration. The more oil you add the softer/more liquid the result.

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    Default Re: Liquefying wax for woodworking

    When I use beeswax on woodworking projects, I use a heat gun to heat the wood and let the warm wood melt and absorb the wax right from the block.

    A quick wipe with a cotton cloth and the finish is very smooth and waterproof.

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    Default Re: Liquefying wax for woodworking

    I can't figure out how to subscribe to this thread without posting, but I want to see the ideas as they come in. So, just ignore me.

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    Default Re: Liquefying wax for woodworking

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbarker View Post
    I can't figure out how to subscribe to this thread without posting ...
    The answer to your dilemma is in a dropdown menu under "Thread Tools", which is just above the top post on the page.
    -- Victor Hugo -- "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

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    Default Re: Liquefying wax for woodworking

    Thanks, I'll use that in future.

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