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Old 04-02-2020, 08:46 PM
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I've been using Butcher's paste wax for at least 35 years. No problems. Just like that hot sauce commercial, "I put that $h#t on everything!"

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Old 04-03-2020, 01:57 PM
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When I was researching this several years ago, the Johnsons was the ONLY one I found that definitely did NOT contain silicone - most of the car oriented stuff DID have silicone. Just checked the questions on the Minwax product in Shade's link, and from the first page -

"This is exactly what I use on my cast-iron machine surfaces. Dedicate a tin for this purpose and do it periodically. This is what my instructor recommended oh so long ago. Minwax has no silicone in it, so it won't contaminate your wood prior to finishing.
By Andy Beals on August 5, 2017 "

IMO, it pays to double check this if you intend to put a nice finish on a wood project - otherwise, it's just another case of "mind over matter" - if you don't mind, it don't matter ... Steve
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:45 AM
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I have found that it is better to have my johnson waxed by a pretty girl
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With extra silicone ? ... Steve
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Old 04-04-2020, 04:14 PM
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I don't know about the silicone question, but I read a post where a guy used Kewi shoe polish
They make a natural, no dye, item.
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Old 04-05-2020, 06:12 PM
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I have been using Parrafin wax for my saws for years under the advisement of my Grand Dad.
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