Simple recipe for Fix'n Wax

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  1. Bushcraft_Dave

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    I have some canvas tool bags I wanted to wax and made water resistant and instead of buying some of those expensive wax products I decided to make my own. In the end, I don't think I saved any money... BUT it was a lot of fun and I'll have more satisfaction using it.

    I looked up many recipes and I choose the easiest one! -well also because it was edible or food safe, I wouldn't have to worry about the cookware. I might regret it but we'll have to see.

    The recipe I used is: 1 part beeswax and 1 part pure lard. I might reformulate/melt it down again and add more lard and essential oils later on. If you guys/gals have any advice on how to improve this, please let me know- I want to learn. Thanks! BTW, the clean up sucked and was quite the chore but I had to hide the evidence of me playing around in the kitchen. Good thing everything is edible and safe.

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    ^ most important part is the hiding of the evidence from the Old Lady..........LOL
     
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    How is the texture? I have used beeswax with essential oils and she’s butter to make a medicated balm. For fix n wax I’m currently on Bfat but I like the consistency of the stuff I’ve gotten from self reliance outfitters. Not too hard but not too soft. I haven’t been able to replicate but I never tried lard although I keep a jar in my kit
     
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    haha I don't want to get blamed for misplacing things, mess, etc... what she doesn't know, won't hurt her!

    Hi Eddie, I'm just about to use it on some canvas. It's a bit hard, I might melt it down again and add more lard. Maybe experiment and have different consistencies for different application. I'll come back and let you know how it turns out.
     
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    Awesome thanks! I haven’t had enough time to play with different combos for consistency yet
     
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    Thank you Eddie! @BlueDogScout I really like the way it came out, but I don't have anything to compare it to. But it works and it doesn't leave and residue on my hands, that I can perceive .
     
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    I might have to try this mix out thanks for the post!
     
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    I'll let you know how it holds up. I choose this recipe because it was easy, just two ingredients (1 to 1 ratio), and it's food safe. Thanks for following brother!
     
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    IMG_20190209_091530332~2.jpg I make a mixture of 80% beeswax, and 20% parafin wax. Works like a charm, and olds up very well.

    I've also used 80% Sno- Seal, and 80% Parafin wax, and it works excellent as well. Here is my Finish gasmask bag done with the first recipe.
     
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    Looks Good...

    I think that this was posted here before.
     
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    Looks awesome!
     
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    Thans, Eddie!



    Thanks, man!
     
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