Shop-Made Oil and Wax Finish

Awhile back, I came across an interesting recipe for an “all-in-one” oil and wax finish. Always on the lookout for new finishes, I decided to mix up a batch and give it a try.

This simple mixture called for equal parts (by volume) of three of the oldest finishing materials in the book — boiled linseed oil, turpentine and beeswax. You can melt the beeswax in a double boiler and add it to turpentine, but I just shaved pieces off a block and let it dissolve overnight. After adding the linseed oil, you

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