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which of the various beeswax choices did you (or would you) select from what was offered? Never know when I might try my hand at making some lube vs. buying store bought
 

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Lloyd, you might try some of the following sources. The info is a little dated so the prices might have changed. I've purchased from Kevin Miller and have been very satisfied with the quality.
Wayne

Note - Most of the following sources also sell white (bleached) refined beeswax. I choose to only list the prices for yellow refined beeswax.

List of commercial beekeeping sites:
http://hive-mind.com/bee/commercial.asp

Kevin Miller
Web: http://hometown.aol.com/kmiller170/myhomepage/business.html
Comments: Click on the above address and send Kevin Miller an email indicating how much you need. Click on the "send me an email" in the bottom right hand portion of the AOL screen. Or just send him an email at [email protected].
2002 price is $2.40/lb (1 lb, 1.5 lb, and 2.5 lb blocks), $2.00/lb for 34 lb. blocks.
Shipping is additional

Miller’s Honey
http://www.millershoney.com/
Note - this is a different company than Kevin Miller’s above.
2002 price is $3.00/lb plus shipping.

Dadant & Sons Inc., 51 South 2nd, Hamilton, Illinois, 62341.
Ph: (800) 637-7468, (214) 847-3324, Fax: (217) 847-3660, Web:
http://www.dadant.com/
Comments: Dadant is a well-known supplier of beekeeping products. They also sell bulk beeswax. I could not find it in their web site so I sent an email request. The following is Dadant’s response on 2/5/02:
Dadant & Sons, Inc., 51 S 2nd St., Hamilton, IL 62341, Phone: 217-847-3324
Yellow refined (under 100 pounds)
20 lb slabs - $3.10/lb (W00101)
1 lb cakes - $3.41/lb (W00102)
1 oz cakes - $3.63/lb (W00103)
Prices are F.O.B. Hamilton, Illinois
 

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I bought the rifined yellow beeswax but im no expert maybe Billy will jump in here hes the expert on lube.
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Lloyd,
which of the various beeswax choices did you (or would you) select from what was offered? Never know when I might try my hand at making some lube vs. buying store bought
 

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LLyod I would buy what you did if you are planing to use it for making bullet lube. As color is not realy an issue. The non bleached part is what I like. Mix correctly this would make a great bullet lube. Add some steric acid and vibar while proccessing it into lube will give it a higher melt point. Carnuba car wax will make it easier to clean out of the bore. Maybe a tad bit of sinthitic grease or even some lard. Goood for black powder. Hand cleaning Lotion with lanolin. makes it sticky. Some Parrifin no more than 5% makes it hard. Oh and even liquid alox helps. But then if I listed every thing what fun would it be for you.
 

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going to try to make the felix lube and then take half of it and mix it with yours billy and see which way I like it better. Yours with the javalina mixed sure works great.
 

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Guest, I've been using toilet seals for a couple of years. I'm pleased with the results. In years past the seals were beeswax, it's now my understanding that they are paraffin and mineral oil. I don't know what they are, but they are working really well for my purpose.
 
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