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Old 08-31-2019, 10:44 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Woodly View Post
You might be right but; Not everyone in country would have access to shellac, say like a trapper or Native American and I wonder if shellac would hold up to the moisture.

[a few minutes later]
I posted same question in another forum and 'Beeswax and Pitch' was answered. Those make sense since everyone has access to one or the other.
Interesting....I know my pair from the 40s is shellac. I also remember reading that boiled linseed oil was an option, but like you said, probably not something you could make yourself out in the field.
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