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jomonto

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Hello-

New to the hobby.
I was just reading about Cynthia's Paste Wax.

I've used linseed oil on a couple of small projects. I really like the natural look and the way it brings out the depth in the wood.

Would it be redundant to use a linseed oil finish - THEN apply the paste wax?
It appears that the wax is doing the same thing.


Thank you for your time-

john-
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Hi John

Cynthia's Paste Wax is really awesome to use on all toys, does not matter if they are plain wood, painted, or stained, or baked in an oven.  

If you like the linseed oil finish, I would keep using it.

What I like to do when I am shipping a toy out to a client, is to apply another coat of Cynthia's Paste Wax just before shipping or just before going to a craft fair.  Cynthia's Paste Wax freshens everything up so much.

Also,Cynthia's Paste Wax is very easy to make and goes a long way.  
Try it you will like it.

Also, we would love to see photos of your work and welcome to the Forum.

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You should keep in mind that the curing time for oil finishes can be weeks or even months depending on the conditions. Note that dry to the touch is not the same as cured.

Boiled linseed oil is also a spontaneous combustion hazard.

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jomonto

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Thank you all for your responses.

I have been unable to locate any beeswax locally (which is amazing considering I live in the California Central Valley). So I will shop online.

I would like to try the paste wax, all of you have spoken highly for it, sounds like its worth the effort.


Thanks again -

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John

I found beeswax at a lumber store called Orchard.  I live in Santa Maria Ca.

Might work for you.

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Ken...


If Osh has beeswax, I'm NOT going to be happy at all!
(the Bakersfield store is across the street from me, less than a block away) !!!!!

hahahaha ----

I never thought of checking... I'll stop on the way home!


Thanks for the info-

john-
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