A foolproof, non toxic, food safe, friction polish, for use on the lathe by woodturners. To our knowledge it is the easiest to use polish of its kind on the market today, anywhere in the world.
It gives an instant shine to all timbers and can be handled immediately after application. It has a high resistance to water, alcohol, heat, etc.
The ingredients used in Shellawax can be found in food, confectionery, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, etc.
SHELLAWAX is manufactured using our own specially formulated Hard Shellac as a base which gives a hard, durable finish, with resistance to marks and blemishes from water, alcohol and heat.
The hardener in the polish is activated by the heat generated during the application of the Shellawax.
As soon as the surface is dry (almost instantly) a cross-linking begins in the finish. It is this cross-linking process which creates the hard surface. It takes around 3 weeks for the entire process to complete. However, in the mean time the work can be handled and used without fear of upsetting the process. Just keep it away from alcohol, water, etc during this time.
Shellawax is used with the lathe running and under heat, created through friction, it is fused into the timber. It dries instantly, and can be handled immediately after application. It is water resistant from the start and becomes more resistant to water, alcohol, etc, over a 3 week period after initial application.