This is the homemade finishing wax which I use to finish most of my forged products. It’s a traditional recipe used for many, many years for ironwork as well as for furniture polish.
The wax consists of only three ingredients: beeswax, pure turpentine and raw linseed oil. I set this into bars for easy application to forged work – while the metal is warm to black-hot, the bar of wax is touched to the piece, whereupon it melts and flows over the surface, working its way into nooks and crannies and soaking into the surface to an extent. A quick rub with a cotton rag leaves a very traditional dark satin finish on the oxidised surface of the forged metal.
Having made myself a rather large batch of wax, I’m now offering it for sale so you can reapply to products if you wish to. The price is for one bar.