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Converter <humlotN...@eastcape.net.invalid> wrote in message
My pharmacy sells two types of mineral oil, Heavy and Topical Light. Any
comments about which is best as a wood finish?
The Light version seems to soak in better, and though it is sold as a
body rub for external use only, the pharmacist assures me it is safe to
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>Henry C. Sutton III wrote:
>> With a beeswax finish, I follow Richard Raffins example and apply some type
>> of oil first (I use walnut oil or mineral oil), ......
>My pharmacy sells two types of mineral oil, Heavy and Topical Light. Any
>comments about which is best as a wood finish?
>The Light version seems to soak in better, and though it is sold as a
>body rub for external use only, the pharmacist assures me it is safe to
It is certainly safe. But mineral oil never dries or hardens. It
will either rub off or migrate through the wood, so its benefits are
fleeting at best. Walnut oil is safe (it's a salad dressing after
all), and it does dry -- although it takes long time.
So if you're looking for that oil "look", and you want something that
is completely safe from an environmental standpoint, walnut oil is a
So, to answer your question, there is no real difference between the
heavy and light mineral oil, IMHO.
For walnut oil, either visit a gourmet market (or the gourmet section
of your supermarket), or go here:
I find that the bees get pretty raw at anywhere over 1200 RPM. My
problem is holding them against the wood. And I still don't get too much
wax. Any suggestions?
home of killer bees
Alessandro Neri wrote in message <94491876...@tango.comm2000.it>...
Ashling Ranch wrote in message <82tsp4$8c4$0...@220.127.116.11>...
Ashling Ranch wrote:
> I don't know where you come from, but down here in Texas the bees have
> tiny little ears. I don't think they'd have much wax in there.
I don't know where you come from, but down here in Texas the bees have
tiny little ears. I don't think they'd have much wax in there.
George Nazarko <@mail.tds.net> wrote in message ...
I'm speaking, of course, of migrant northern bees (also refered to as
"snow bees", or as we call them: "Winter Texans") The native bees are just
too damn ornery. ;-)
James Barley wrote in message <385323E2...@island.net>...
>I've been waiting all my life to say something like this, so here goes.
>According to what I keep hearing, "Nothing in Texas is tiny"
>Ashling Ranch wrote:
> I used to use beeswax a lot when restoring old wooden fishing reels,
> old wooden tools etc. I've used it a fair bit on new wood on the lathe
> but find that there are two problems with it. Firstly, straight beeswax
> is too hard and you have to rub like crazy to get it in when you want
> to repolish or touch up later on when your piece is off the lathe.
> Beeswax based finishes, which have other oils added, are much better
> for this as they are softer and easier. The main problem with beeswax
> is that it just doesn't last. It just keeps soaking in and you have to
> keep repolishing. I've had much more success by applying sanding sealer
> prior to finishing with beeswax. You still get that lovely soft,
> antique glow that only beeswax gives you, and the great smell, and it
> lasts. Use the beeswax with softening oils in it and `Bob's your uncle'!
My wife tells me that its lucky I fell in with such a group of mixed
Can't figure out what she is talking about. :-)
Rick wrote in message <05a4d7f6...@usw-ex0102-012.remarq.com>...
Hey, I don't make no moose dung art! But way back when I built the
pipeline I was walking around in the woods with a couple of those
southerners and one ask "What are those little things?" "Those are
smart pills" I told him, so he popped one in his mouth. "Yuck, those
taste like moose nuggets" says he. "Yup, you're getting smarter
Some folks say that the finest finish comes from applying moose nose
oil to the wood. But it'snot...
Kevin & Theresa Miller
I have Scottish Highland Cattle, you are welcome to try to coax them out
of some earwax. I've got to warn you that those gals have 1.5' (more or
less) horns. You'll have to do the coaxing. I'll watch.
Maybe Kevin Miller could get us some moose earwax if he's not using it
all on his moose dung art. ;-)
Jon Schilling wrote in message <830q0...@news2.newsguy.com>...
As to dung art, I probably sent out a half dozen or so moose turd tie clips
to my dad's lodge members....
Kevin & Theresa Miller wrote in message <385458B8...@alaska.net>...
Ridgefield, Wa USA (10 miles north of Portland, Ore)
Ashling Ranch <ash...@fbg.net> wrote in message
aw shucks, their real sweet. :-) (and call me John - Mr. Pickett was my
Jon Schilling wrote in message <83398...@news1.newsguy.com>...