I bought some bees wax from a man in Truro the other day and got a bottle of mineral oil. Put both in a pot and heated it til mixed. CAUTION. Use a double boiler to melt the bees wax as it can combust without warning. Poured off in some small mason jars. They are now cooling. The receipe I used was 2.5 ounces of the bees wax and 1 cup of mineral oil. Stir while heating til melted. I also made a stronger wax batch using 3.5 ounces of bees wax and 1 cup of mineral oil. This only cost about $4.25 for about a litre. It will be fun to test on some wood. If you splash any on your wood stove it will certainly smoke. I wonder if this would be good for machine tops, blades etc.
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