Difference between revisions of "Wax"

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Wax, often supplied by [[apiarist]]s, was taken from [[bee]] hives, or [[skep]]s (essentially portable, man made bee hives). It has several uses:
 
Wax, often supplied by [[apiarist]]s, was taken from [[bee]] hives, or [[skep]]s (essentially portable, man made bee hives). It has several uses:
  
*[[Candle]]s
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*[[Candle]]s for the rich or clergy.
*Hardening [[leather]] (you basically bake the wax into the leather. This is a great idea.. although your wonderful armour might not be so good after leaving it out in the sun for a few hours)
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*Hardening [[Cuir Bouilli]] (you basically bake the wax into the leather. This is a great idea.. although your wonderful armour might not be so good after leaving it out in the sun for a few hours)
 
*Casting [[jewellery]]
 
*Casting [[jewellery]]
 
*Your own [[medjeeval]] palm pilot, or wax [[tablet]]. It's just a whole lot of meleted wax in a bed of carved out wood so you could write stuff down. The wax is often blackened first with lampblack (a powdered carbon).
 
*Your own [[medjeeval]] palm pilot, or wax [[tablet]]. It's just a whole lot of meleted wax in a bed of carved out wood so you could write stuff down. The wax is often blackened first with lampblack (a powdered carbon).
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* [[Facial creams]]
 
* [[Facial creams]]
 
* Sealing [[cheese]] and [[egg]]s for longer storage.
 
* Sealing [[cheese]] and [[egg]]s for longer storage.
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Latest revision as of 12:47, 27 May 2006

Wax, often supplied by apiarists, was taken from bee hives, or skeps (essentially portable, man made bee hives). It has several uses:

  • Candles for the rich or clergy.
  • Hardening Cuir Bouilli (you basically bake the wax into the leather. This is a great idea.. although your wonderful armour might not be so good after leaving it out in the sun for a few hours)
  • Casting jewellery
  • Your own medjeeval palm pilot, or wax tablet. It's just a whole lot of meleted wax in a bed of carved out wood so you could write stuff down. The wax is often blackened first with lampblack (a powdered carbon).
  • Hair treatments
  • Facial creams
  • Sealing cheese and eggs for longer storage.