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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post
    And if I haven't already mentioned ... do not use on cutting boards etc that are used for food preparation or consumption.

    You should only be using food-grade mineral oil on these things anyway.
    I only use Parrafin Oil which was one of the recommendations from here many years ago for cutting boards and kitchen knife handles

    Quote Originally Posted by justonething View Post
    Doug and Phil,
    Have you used Limonene? I think I'll use it as a substitute to gum turpentine. It dissolves wax quite readily and it smells nice and it's edible
    umm, the product data sheet lists it as a poison in big red lettering so not sure i'm going to eat it.

    some of the beeswax polish industry moved to standard mineral turps when the price of gum turpentine went through the roof a few years back ... so round one for me will see mineral turps used as the solvent as i have some on hand ...

    I had read that acetone was a solvent for bees wax but it doesn't seem to work .... was keen to try it on some ABS parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussiephil View Post
    some of the beeswax polish industry moved to standard mineral turps when the price of gum turpentine went through the roof a few years back ... so round one for me will see mineral turps used as the solvent as i have some on hand ...
    That formula was given to me by my Grandfather. I vaguely recall there was a good reason for not using regular turps but I can't remember what it was.

    Grandad passed away in 1986 so I can't ask him. Dad probably knew but he is 89 and not so good in the memory department. He thinks I am still in the Army but I have been out for a quarter of a century, so probably no point in asking him either.

    Why not give it a try and see how it goes. Let me know how it turns out.

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    i'd bet you 10:1 that the smell of mineral turps was a key negative... it seems less smelly these days than i remember it.

    I found this article to be a interest Turpentine versus White Spirit in Beeswax Furniture Polish — and why it matters — Cambridge Traditional Products

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post
    That formula was given to me by my Grandfather. I vaguely recall there was a good reason for not using regular turps but I can't remember what it was.
    I remember trying it out. I think turps create a suspension (like milk), but when dried, becomes a flaky mess. It gives a patchy spread when applied.
    I also remember liquid paraffin; on the other hand, readily dissolve wax well (accelerated by heat).

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    For what it's worth, my bees wax mix is just normal diggers brand turps, and it's been fine. But like I mentioned in the prattle, I've only been using it for a month or so, but my tool handles are very happy.
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    A brew that I found to be very good, especially on gun stocks, is equal parts beeswax, pine tree turps and raw linseed oil. Need to heat the brew to get it to mix and then I would apply it hot to timber that is warm, as on a hot summer's day leave it out in the sun.

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    Hi All,

    It occurs to me that to date I have neglected power tools in our discussion. With that in mind, tomorrow's topic is about your favourite use for your electric router. Feel free to show jigs or examples of what you've used it for.

    As always, any and all are welcome to join in, even if you don't have a power router.

    Topic: Friday lunch prattle
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    Oh router use.... nice - how about all the bought but unused router bits that seem to breed themselves into existence ... i have a least one that i'm not sure how it is even used

    i've started some experiments with the linseed/turps/beeswax and have kicked off a dedicated thread for it Beeswax, Linseed and Turps

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    I will be there, hopefully on time but you never know.

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    Will try to make this one.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Will try to make this one.

    Cheers Matt.
    I hope so. You will notice Matt that I dropped the "must wear pants" requirement so that you would once again feel able to join us. Just be sure to sit behind a desk/bench/table, and DON'T STAND UP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceC View Post
    I hope so. You will notice Matt that I dropped the "must wear pants" requirement so that you would once again feel able to join us. Just be sure to sit behind a desk/bench/table, and DON'T STAND UP!
    I hope Iím not being judged by how I dress my self

    If Iím home, I will be sure to make sure we have a clean Table Cloth on.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Hi All,

    Unfortunately I will be travelling tomorrow, so unable to join the prattle. None the less, with the numbers we've been getting of late, I doubt you'll even realise I'm missing.

    I'll leave it to one of you to suggest a topic. First in, best dressed.

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    May I suggest furniture joining technique? M&T, domino, dovetail, dowel etc;

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    Quote Originally Posted by justonething View Post
    May I suggest furniture joining technique? M&T, domino, dovetail, dowel etc;
    OK with me but what's furniture

    Edit PS: of course we will miss Lance

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