Flexible Wax Craft

January 17, 2008 by  
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ships necessary for the idea of the cloth bag tea house?

Hello, I sew tea bags from the beginning to have tea in bulk. It consists of two chains that bind tightly around the handle of a cup, but the tea continues to absorb the ropes and then dripping down the cup of tea. All ideas for something else than a traditional chain? It must withstand the temperature (no waxed thread), not to be conductive (hot tea = bad, for example, metal), and be flexible. Yahoo community thanks! OK, to clarify, I created a tea bag which is essentially muslin with a draw string top. I can fill with loose tea leaves, the slope of tea and then remove the bag when it is finished, rinse leaves, dry and ready for reuse. I stitched on both channels to close the tea bag, and attach a cup of mango, so do not fish out, and also keep the top of the bag of tea leaves are held upright different next

Instead of a change in the materials carry out a design change? Could you change the design of the tea bag tied around a spoon, then left the bag and spoon in the cup. The spoon is essentially the handle of the bag that allows the removal of your cup of tea.

Finish Classic wood furniture

Many new and modern synthetic products have been introduced in the 20th and 21st century leaving most forms of traditional wood finish forgotten. However, for working wood and the finish is an ancient art and oils, waxes and resins used traditionally continue to produce beautiful results that are difficult to achieve than most other processes. If you restore an old building or a new piece of furniture to consider using a traditional finish.

Here are finishing techniques dating from mid 1600 until mid-1900.


Tung and linseed oils are the most commonly used, but include nut oils, soy, sunflower, safflower, perilla, Oiticica and poppy seeds. Linseed is pressed from the seeds of the flax plant, while tung oil is obtained from tung nuts. Oil finishes bring highlight the natural characteristics of wood and are relatively easy to implement. Although usually a satin, and the application of several layers can produce a high gloss.


When natural resins produced from plants, trees and insects are added oil or alcohol (spirits), a varnish is created. In most cases, spirit varnishes are transparent and colorless, but an oil varnish is stronger and more resistant to water. Oil is difficult and dangerous due to risk of heating a mixture of materials Highly inflammable what they see as traditional varnishes and preparations. Shellac is by far the best of the spirit varnish and is much more flexible and durable.


Early recipes used other combinations and resins, but since the beginning 1800, shellac dissolved in alcohol, was the main ingredient in French polish. Applied with a pad, a good finish French-Polish is very desirable and closely associated with fine furniture.

Shellac is made from the secretions of an error Lake and varies in color. Since it is solvent in alcohol, be careful of spills wine.


Classic spots composed of dyes and pigments of plants, trees and insects and are used for wood color. Dye is transparent stain and soak deep into the wood, while spots containing crushed mineral pigments like fine painting. The colors fade from exposure to the light of Prolonged sun. However, recent developments in synthetic dyes are more resistant to light and often cheaper.

Stains chemically altering the color of the wood have also been used for centuries. These stains can be beautiful and enhance the natural beauty wood, instead of hiding the pattern of veins, but used dangerous chemicals such as ammonia and tannic acid.


The wax can be used alone as a finish or as a final layer of protection. It is the most impervious to water compared to other natural products, but it is relatively soft and fragile. However, quickly repaired by adding another layer, protects against moisture, and gives a beautiful finish that is still preferred by many woodworkers.

Types of wax, carnauba wax, beeswax, candelilla wax, shellac wax, Japan and other waxes produced from trees, oil, minerals, and insects.


The painting has been found in Egyptian furniture early and used for centuries to protect, decorate and hide the joinery oil. Milk paint is a type of ancient origin which is very resistant and has a distinctive appearance not easy to reproduce. The colors fade from exposure to sunlight and natural pigments on Earth are more moderate than other types of synthetic paint.

The main ingredients in milk paint are milk, lime and pigments land. You can buy the paint powdered milk powdered pigments true and accurate coarse texture.

If there are advantages and disadvantages for each type finish, it is these characteristics that contribute to an overall antique look and feel old. Before finishing whatever based on what you think is a side effect, remember that the soft colors of stain, dirt in the wax, or the rough texture of the paint is milk gives the distinct impression furniture nature, age and patina.

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Amy Spencer, owner of Case & Space, a custom design company specializing in casework serving the San Francisco bay area. Projects include kitchen and bath cabinetry, built-in furniture for living spaces, closets and wardrobes, and freestanding furniture. For more info, visit
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