Hey everyone, Comes the time to apply some wax and I have been left a bit perplexed. My wax finish is more in line with a traditional Sam Maloof recipe sans tung, 80% linseed/ 20% wax. I am applying it similarly, after my top coat is dry, burnishing with 0000 steel wool, a good heated rub onto the surface, coming back the next day with a dry cotton rag. The results seem great, surface is slick with a soft sheen. But I am wondering what the difference would be by using a non-drying oil, such as mineral oil + wax instead of the drying oil? It seems that the latter process is in line with most articles online for rubbing out. Maybe the Sam Maloof method does something here that I am not able to comprehend, or the other way around, that the non-drying oil method is doing something that I am not able to comprehend. Seems like both provide adequate results, SM finish is a basic finish whereas the wax / non-drying oil is more of a polish? Thoughts here?
agreed on the splices looking funny. In cook county we don't use romex (rigid metal pipe only) and the electricians always pull enough wire to reach the circuits without the splices. Not sure if what you did meets code but it certainly looks like a homeowner specia.