Bees Wax Uses
- Wax will water proof leather and tents seams.
- Wax will stop rust in steel and cast iron if melted in to the metal.
- Mixed with linseed oil wax is a wood finish.
- Melted in to a cloth wax will make a great fire starter.
- Rub wax into dress draw slides for a lube that don’t collect dust.
- Rub in to patio door slides for a weather proof lube.
- Rubbing wax in to the head of screws will stick the screw to the driver.
- To remove rusted bolts melt wax in to the threads.
- Put wax on thread to keep the thread from braking and knotting.
- Bee wax makes the best candles in the world.
- Wax mixed with oil on drill bit will stop galling in tacky metals.
- Put wax on zippers and they will work like new.
- Wax is used for grafting tree branches.
- Wax is used in fishing to make line float and to tie fly threads.
- Wax will water proof bow string for hunting.
- Wax will stop squeaky fan belt.
- Bee wax makes the best lip balms, lotions, and soaps.
- Wax will purify lead when making lead bullets.
- When ladies wear open toe shoes put bee wax in the shoe on the heels it will stop your foot from slipping to the toe opening.
- You can use wax to seal the joint in slate pool tables.
- When assembling the reads in organs and accordions they use bee wax toseal the reeds.
- Preserve bronze. To ward against oxidation caused by moist air, brush on a solution of ⅓ pound beeswax melted in 1 quart turpentine. Buff it with a towel to create a thin, hard coat.
- Whip frayed rope. Wrap a waxed length of string tightly around the rope’s tip about a dozen times. Tie off the loose end and trim the excess
- Condition a wood cutting board. Add a half-teaspoon beeswax to a cup of mineral oil, microwave until the wax melts, and apply the mixture to the board with a soft cloth.
- Polish concrete counters. Give a sealed, dark concrete countertop a muted, natural luster by rubbing melted beeswax over the surface with a chamois cloth. Let it dry and then wipe, says Fred Hueston, director of the National Training Center for Stone and Masonry Trades.
- Preserve a patina. Seal a copper sink by rubbing it with softened beeswax and polishing off the excess with a lint-free rag, says Shane Jost, owner of Mountains Edge Copp