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#1

Here’s a money saver type tip, for those of you who use
"burr-life" or some other lubricating medium for your saw
blades, drills, and burrs. My wife loves those bee’s wax candles,
but they never completely burn up all the way, and end up
leaving a big chunk of bee’s wax in the bottom of the candle
holder. I collect this wax, melt it and pour it into an empty
film can. Then, after it has had a chance to completely cool
(like overnight) I cut the film can open with a scalpel or razor
blade. This chunk of wax will last quite a while, and doesn’t
cost $9.95 like Rio Grande likes to charge, and I think it works
as well or better than Burr Life.

Just a suggestion/tip

Tim Goodwin
@tmn8tr


#2

Good Point, but I beleive the real question is;

Which of the various products both ‘home grown’ and commerical
is the best?? A beginning list would be;

  •   bur life
    
  •   Winter Green( my persoanal favorite) as I can acutall feel the 
    
    difference of the bur cutting
  •   Bees Wax
    

Your personal favorite, experienced comparisions, and why??

Jim R


#3

I use winter green oil because I can see it burn off before the
bur burns,and waxy products gum up the bur. S.H.


#4

I use winter green oil because I can see it burn off before the
bur burns,and waxy products gum up the bur. S.H.

Where DO you get wintergreen oil anyway, I use Bur LIfe…Dave

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#5

Where DO you get wintergreen oil anyway, I use Bur LIfe…Dave

Almost any Pharmacy will stock it, Dave

Rick Hamilton
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#6

Dave:

I think most drug stores carry it. That’s where I found my last
bottle, practically a lifetime supply. I just saturate a small
cotton pad with it which I store inside a small tin container of
the kind used to ship watch parts. Touch the bur to the cotton
when lubrication’s needed. It does a satisfactory job for me and
has an agreeable odor too.

Rick Martin


#7

Where DO you get wintergreen oil anyway, I use Bur LIfe…Dave

oil of wintergreen is available at most pharmacies

#8

In a message dated 97-01-28 16:37:05 EST, you write:

<< Where DO you get wintergreen oil anyway, I use Bur LIfe…Dave

Wintergreen Oil can be found at some drug stores, and it can
also be found at bakery supply stores. Sometimes the Bakery
supply has better prices for larger bottles.


#9

Hi Jim,

I’ve never tried Wintergreen-- where do you get yours? I prefer
bur life to beeswax. I started with beeswax candle stubs, and
then got a sample of burr life and never went back. I think it’s
softer or fattier or something-- works better for me anyway.

Oops…read more of my mail and found that everyone gets their
Wintergreen at drugstores. Sounds easy enough!

-ieva swanson


#10

I think that the bee’s wax has more of a drag on the saw
blade…sort of a gummy effect. It sure has a pleasant smell
though. Burr Lite can last a long time. Marilyn Smith