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Jacko
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16 Jun 2013, 21:53 #1

A few weeks back I mixed a Waterproofing Compound of [edit] Boiled Linseed, Beeswax and a little Turps and turned an old Cotton Anorak into an Oil Skin Anorak idea being that I take little steps as I gather the knowledge to make and use Period Correct Trekking Gear
PC060107.JPG 2 and a bit weeks on and the Compound has dried and it sheds Water like a bought one and is warmer to wear as a bonus. I'm a happy Camper and soon as I source some more Beeswax will start making a Tarp from a Painters Drop Cloth

regards Jacko
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Le_Loup
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23 Jun 2013, 23:38 #2

Good one Jacko, way to go. Well done.
Keith.
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and that has made all the difference.

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PaoloUAE
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25 Jun 2013, 06:26 #3

Greetings,
Good job Jacko, do you remember the % of the components?
Paolo
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Jacko
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27 Jun 2013, 21:31 #4

Morning Paolo, I used 500 ml [edit] Boiled Linseed Oil, 250 grams of Beeswax and 50 ml of Turpentine. I wore the Anorak last weekend at a Traditional Archery Tournament and on the Friday it rained all day. It kept the Rain off well and at night was warm to Wear. It heated up real cosy around the Fire each night

After a weekend of use I think it would benefit from another light application but I'm in no rush to do this.

regars Jacko
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mpd14retir
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01 Oct 2013, 03:34 #5

Jacko,
Just a bit of clarification ....... did you use Boiled Linseed Oil or raw? Living in the Pacific Northwest of the USA we get quite a lot of rain here and I do love fishing for our salmon. I just don't like wearing the raincoats that are made today.
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Jacko
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03 Oct 2013, 20:20 #6

Forgive the oversight, I used Boiled Linseed

I have edited the post

regards Jacko
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