It's called museum wax. 1 cup of beeswax, 1/2 cup of turpentine, 1/2 cup boiled linseed oil and a tablespoon of Japan Drier. Heat up the beeswax and add the other ingredients-apply to hot metal, take a rosebud tip on a torch and heat the metal after applying the wax. This opens up the metal and allows the wax to penetrate. It is a real pain to use, but "blacks" the mild steel while providing a rust proofing finish.that looks really good, what is the finish on the steel?
ud be suprised what some palets are made of. ive seen a few that had black walnut boards on em and have seen many pallets that where completely made of oak. needless to say they didnt stay in the shape of a pallet much longerAwesome! That's cool that you were able to use wood from pallets too