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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2018, 06:49:20 PM »

I use this stuff, loads cheaper than stuff branded as "BAT WAX" and is essentially the same stuff! They sell it in Morrisons and Wilko etc. It is nice and light in colour. It brings out the beauty of the wood.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lord-Sheraton-Wood-Balsam-75ml/dp/B000TAOS6I
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2018, 10:28:22 PM »

Not sure of the turpentine in there. Maybe some of the members more familiar will be bale to answer.
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2018, 10:37:52 PM »

I believe a combination of chalk and wax is used to keep it white looking
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2018, 10:26:10 AM »

Not the best to work with health and safety wise keep my bats white using household toilet bleach wearing a mask gloves  and goggles I use  soft cloth and apply the bleach in small quantities  following the grains of the willow and  vigorously rub it in.
Wipe clean with a dry cloth  and allow  the blade to try naturally
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2018, 01:19:15 PM »

Not sure of the turpentine in there. Maybe some of the members more familiar will be bale to answer.


I am very familiar with it!!!  :D
The turpentine is only there to help keep it nice and soft/spreadable. When wax goes hard its next to useless! The turpentine evaporates as soon as you start rubbing/polishing it with a cloth.

It really is amazing stuff loads better than Linseed Oil or Bat Wax. Smells great as its going on too.
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2018, 09:24:58 AM »

I've used it too. Goes on very easily. Polishes up well and gives a shinier finish than Salix bat wax. (Which is also very good.) Smells s bit terpy, thats all.
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2018, 03:50:22 PM »

I've used it too. Goes on very easily. Polishes up well and gives a shinier finish than Salix bat wax. (Which is also very good.) Smells s bit terpy, thats all.

I quite like the smell, its a bit turpy/beeswaxy  :D
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