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Old 06-16-2016, 05:27 PM
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Sorry, I did not answer your first question. Yes, using one third Crisco and two thirds beeswax will give you a density of .9186 that is the same as Crisbee, or close enough.
I found some Big Dipper beeswax from the local Whole Foods.
http://bigdipperwaxworks.com/index.c...9&ParentCat=13
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:08 AM
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Sorry, I did not answer your first question. Yes, using one third Crisco and two thirds beeswax will give you a density of .9186 that is the same as Crisbee, or close enough.
So, I'm wondering if this same ratio would work using lard (instead of Crisco) with beeswax?

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Old 06-22-2016, 06:24 AM
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So, I'm wondering if this same ratio would work using lard (instead of Crisco) with beeswax?

Thanks,
Donna
I dunno, but you could just experiment with it just as I am with flax oil. Just start out with a small batch of it, test it on just one piece of iron. But, make sure the iron is completely cleaned and stripped to bare metal before starting your experiment.
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:14 AM
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Sorry, I did not answer your first question. Yes, using one third Crisco and two thirds beeswax will give you a density of .9186 that is the same as Crisbee, or close enough.
CW - I tried mixing this blend recently and it seems to look like and seems to be close if not exact to the Crisbee formula. I used 2 pucks of 1.5 oz of Big Dipper Beeswax to 1.5 oz of Crisco/storebrand shortening. I melted all 3 in a small saucepan an pour mixture into a Mason jar with measure markings. It yielded 5-1/2 fluid ozs after it cooled and hardened.

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Flaxseed does not seem to be too popular here, but for those interested in trying flaxseed oil, I found this recently and if you prefer flaxseed oil, give it a try. FWIW >

https://www.cooksillustrated.com/how...ason-cast-iron

So far in my experiment I started earlier this year, no flaking, chipping, or leeched odor of the flax seed oil seasoning into food when cooking.
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:29 AM
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CW - I tried mixing this blend recently and it seems to look like and seems to be close if not exact to the Crisbee formula. I used 2 pucks of 1.5 oz of Big Dipper Beeswax to 1.5 oz of Crisco/storebrand shortening. I melted all 3 in a small saucepan an pour mixture into a Mason jar with measure markings. It yielded 5-1/2 fluid ozs after it cooled and hardened.

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So far in my experiment I started earlier this year, no flaking, chipping, or leeched odor of the flax seed oil seasoning into food when cooking.
Do you have any pictures of your flax seed oil experiment? I found a piece that has an impeccable finish on it and I was leaning towards a flax seed oil seasoning as a guess. It would be interesting to see what your piece looks like, either immediately after treatment or as of now.
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