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Renaissance Wax

Post by hughie mackay » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:35 am

This is not widely used down here as far as I can see, so my knowledge is limited as to it benefits over other finishes. So with that thought, I would be grateful for your thoughts good, bad or indifferent, application methods etc.
It is available here but is often regarded by many as being expensive at $20 AUD per 200ml or around 7 fl/oz.
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Re: Renaissance Wax

Post by Steve Schlumpf » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:53 am

Hughie, I have it and use it on everything. It is expensive but it works. What I like most about it is it does not show moisture/water/fingerprints. It is simple to apply and you just wipe on/wipe off. I have tried buffing it but found NO difference as it does not spread through heat. I did discover that when waxing large items, like my hollow forms, that you have to move quickly and work in small areas or else you end up having to rub areas that show lap marks.

I remember that Lee Valley has a similar product but at a much more reasonable price - if they ship to your area. http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.a ... 652&cat=51

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Re: Renaissance Wax

Post by Curt Fuller » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:00 pm

I've used it but I haven't quite figured out the correct procedure. Like Steve said, you just wipe on and wipe off with a soft cloth. But I've always buffed first with my Beall system and I have wondered if the Ren wax finish is something that should be used without the carnuba in the Beall system.
At $20 for 7 oz, that's cheaper than it is here. I think I paid close to that for a small 2.5oz can. It goes a long ways though.

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Re: Renaissance Wax

Post by hughie mackay » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:35 am

Steve Schlumpf wrote:Hughie, I have it and use it on everything. It is expensive but it works. What I like most about it is it does not show moisture/water/fingerprints. It is simple to apply and you just wipe on/wipe off. I have tried buffing it but found NO difference as it does not spread through heat. I did discover that when waxing large items, like my hollow forms, that you have to move quickly and work in small areas or else you end up having to rub areas that show lap marks.

I remember that Lee Valley has a similar product but at a much more reasonable price - if they ship to your area. http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.a ... 652&cat=51

If you have any questions... just ask.
Thanks for that Steve, I wonder can you apply it on the lathe at low speed to get the lapping aspect for large vessels?
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Post by hughie mackay » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:45 am

Curt Fuller wrote:I've used it but I haven't quite figured out the correct procedure. Like Steve said, you just wipe on and wipe off with a soft cloth. But I've always buffed first with my Beall system and I have wondered if the Ren wax finish is something that should be used without the carnuba in the Beall system.
At $20 for 7 oz, that's cheaper than it is here. I think I paid close to that for a small 2.5oz can. It goes a long ways though.
Curt thanks, by the sound of its not unlike a product we have here called Aussie oil, I have some, yet to try tho'.

Theres another on the market here and its available over your way http://www.thewalnutlog.com/ called Hampshire Sheen handmade etc. Although my feedback from the UK was not very encouraging, rather vague.

All this searching is the result of the demise of W.O.P here in Oz. We have a lot products but very few are dedicated to woodturners, we are a small minority and generally viewed as something old guys in the last years. :D
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Post by Steve Schlumpf » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:47 pm

hughie mackay wrote:Thanks for that Steve, I wonder can you apply it on the lathe at low speed to get the lapping aspect for large vessels?
I do all my finishing off the lathe, so no idea if lap marks would still show up or not. The wax is strange when compared to other waxes in that you just wipe it on, then wipe it off. Very nice and smooth to the touch.
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Re: Renaissance Wax

Post by hughie mackay » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:35 pm

Steve Schlumpf wrote:
hughie mackay wrote:Thanks for that Steve, I wonder can you apply it on the lathe at low speed to get the lapping aspect for large vessels?
I do all my finishing off the lathe, so no idea if lap marks would still show up or not. The wax is strange when compared to other waxes in that you just wipe it on, then wipe it off. Very nice and smooth to the touch.
OK thanks, it should suit my spirals etc as you really have to do it all by hand. :1thumbup
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Re: Renaissance Wax

Post by Mike Cruz » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:50 pm

I use it, but only on 'art' pieces mostly. Basically, I use it as a wax...a final layer. Rub it on, then buff it out. But I don't use it extensively...
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