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    Made this puzzle box from a piece of wood I call Tiger Maple because of the stripes. Sealed with tung oil and then I used the homemade beeswax paste.



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    that looks great!
    can you explain what your homemade beeswax paste is?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Forester21 View Post
      that looks great!
      can you explain what your homemade beeswax paste is?
      T
      Theresa it is simple to make, does not go rancid and a little goes a long way and it is totally human safe. Here is what you need to get and the instruction to make it

      * A pint of mineral oil - you can get that at the grocery store in the over the counter section.

      * Beeswax - I got mine from someone selling it on ebay. Make sure that it does not still have honey and bee parts with it some do.

      * A 1 cup measuring cup

      * One of those clip to the side candy thermometers so that when you heat the oil you do not over heat it and cause it to flash into a fire, would not want someone to burn down their home for want of a $4 thermometer.

      * Old Sauce pan

      * a container to put the paste wax into when you have completed it. I got mine at the grocery store... one of those plastic square tubs with a lid.


      Ok next step is to shave the beeswax into a 1 cup measuring cup, you will lightly pack it.

      Next step is to get an old sauce pan and put the mineral oil into it and heat it to no more than 170 degrees F

      Once the oil is hot slowly add the bees wax into the hot oil it will begin to melt and incorporate into the oil.

      Once all of the bees wax has been incorporated into the mineral oil carefully pour the mixture into the container you chose and let cool.

      Congratulations you just made homemade beeswax paste that can double as a skin cream, or lip protectant. The more beeswax you add the more "solid" the paste will be. If it is when cooled about the consistency of Johnston paste wax then you are good to go. My first batch was about the consistanty of a real thick ky jelly and that seems to work pretty well.

      DW
      Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
      John Wayne

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        • #5
          Almost forgot. Nice job on the box...
          "Still Montana Mike"

          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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