midst all the prep for the Bouja, last Wednesday, my Grandpa and I installed the posts we prepared on the footings we poured. I wasn’t able to get all four sides finished with my beeswax finish yet, but don’t they look great? I found a recipe online a year ago or so that I like to use to finish wood. It is 1/3 beeswax, 1/3 linseed oil, and 1/3 turpentine. I melt the wax in a double boiler and then stir in the oil and turp. You can then rub it into your wood while it is molten or also after it re-congeals. You can buff off the extra and shine it up with a stiff wool cloth. It gives a great soft, natural finish to the wood, and more can be applied if needed in the future.
The Intention of this Blog
is to share my adventure of repurposing my family farm into art space and re-rooting myself in an 'old fashioned' way of life with my folks, the original Do-It-Yourselfers. It is a platform for me to share with others the things that I learn as I apprentice myself to my parents and grandparents.
"You cannot express, whatever your walk in life, unless you have a system of expression; and you cannot have a system of expression unless you have a prior system of cognate thinking and feeling; and you cannot have a system of thinking and feeling unless you have had a basic system of living." -Louis Sullivan "The Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression: 1"
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