I have a friend who is a beekeeper. He just gave me about a quart of beeswax as it is collected from the hive. I'm refining it and want to make up one of those traditional blacksmith finishes. I saw one recipe which called for linseed oil, beeswax, and bullseye shellac. I would like to know from someone who has actually made this stuff what kind of bullseye shellac they used. I mean, is it already liquid, or is it shellac in flake form?
It's amazing what places you wind up when you embark on a metalworking hobby! Now I'm in my kitchen dissolving honey from a whole bunch of little grains of beeswax mixed in with some insect bodies and sawdust and stuff. Hopefully soon I'll have a whole big chunk of nice clear beeswax.