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Date Posted: 02/10/19 05:42:19
Author: Arvind
Subject: Re: Finish wax formulae
In reply to: Arvind 's message, "Finish wax formulae" on 02/10/19 05:35:54

I was using a glass jar with a plastic screw on lid that requires two full turns to tighten. I couldn’t find one with a metal lid. Also, I felt that a metal lid may expand more when heated. The top of the jar doesn’t get ver hot though - I was able to hold it with my hands.

>Hi!
>
>I tried making a hard wax described below (4:1
>carnauba to paraffin) by Ray Lancon:
>http://www.wwch.org/technique/finishes/finwaxform.htm
>
>And when I added paint thinner, the wax solidified.
>So I closed the lid of the glass jar, adding a plastic
>sheet to improve the seal and placed it in the hot
>water again to dissolve the wax. The wax melted but
>the solvent also escaped leaving a solid wax that is
>impossible to use.
>
>I tried it again, this time adding more paraffin wax
>and some beeswax (probably 20% paraffin and 10%
>beeswax and rest carnauba). I got the same result.
>Has anyone else tried making this kind of hard wax and
>do you have any suggestions on what can be done to
>prevent the thinner from evaporating.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Arvind

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  • Re: Finish wax formulae -- Roy Parker, 02/11/19 10:17:40

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