Archive for February, 2012

Blacksmith Supplies – Blacksmith Beeswax

When you are finished creating and shaping your metal work, a traditional metal finish that you should have in your blacksmith supplies is blacksmith beeswax.  As the name implies, beeswax is made by honey bees in its bee hive.  After the blacksmith is done with his creation, beeswax is applied to the metal while it is still hot.  However, be careful beeswax is flammable if the metal is too hot.  Beeswax helps prevent rust and gives it a nice sheen.  Beeswax can be used as is but many blacksmiths like to mix beeswax with linseed oil and turpentine for an even better sheen and protection.

Here is a great video describing the beeswax, linseed oil and turpentine recipe:

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