Frontier Forge - Blacksmith's Goop Recipe

Blacksmith's Goop Recipe - BLO and Wax Finish

In this video, I show you a blacksmiths goop recipe, which is a type of boiled linseed oil (BLO) and wax finish. This recipe is a little different than the traditional blacksmith's goop recipe, as this one includes Johnson's Paste Wax. I discovered this recipe about a year ago at Moose Forge's website, It has become one of my favorite finishes. Instead of the jet, matte black that straight boiled linseed oil gives you, or even blo and wax, this gives the metal a very nice shine to it while still darkening it. This particular blacksmith's goop recipe calls for one cup of Johnson's Paste Wax, one cup of boiled linseed oil, one cup of turpentine, and a half cup of beeswax. Now, because of the turpentine, you want to exercise some safety precautions. First, you want to make sure you are doing this in a well-ventilated area. Second, don't mix your blacksmith's goop near an open flame, as turpentine is very flammable. I mix mine in a double boiler. Remove the scale from the piece you are going to apply your blacksmith's goop to and apply hot. It doesn't have to be red hot. Only a few hundred degrees. When your piece has cooled off, buff it with a cloth. At this point, you can apply a cold coat and then buff it for a little extra shine. This particular blacksmith's goop recipe doesn't just work on metal. It can be used on wood and leather, as well. In fact, all my hammer handles are finished with this blacksmith's goop recipe. Thank you very much for watching. I hope you enjoy the video!

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