Waxing Woodies

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On the face of it this may seem like a frivolous question but since there are so many back-packing, field-toting, equipment-lugging practicioners of the large format camera out there, maybe not. Does it make any sense to wax wooden cameras? Floors get waxed. Coffee tables get waxed. Wouldn't waxing the wooden parts with, say, butcher's wax, offer a degree of protection from rain, water, snow or other of nature's surprises?

-- Wayne Campbell (wtcamjr@aol.com), June 03, 2000


Yes, and it helps lubricate the wood-to-wood moving parts like beds, etc. I use a carnuba wax. Regards, ;^D)

-- Doremus Scudder (ScudderLandreth@compuserve.com), June 04, 2000.

I swear, when I saw the heading for this post, I was glad I didn't have a cybersex filter on! :-)

-- Todd Caudle (todd@skylinepress.com), June 04, 2000.

What is butcher's wax? Where can I get it. I have a wooden camera but don't use it much in bad weather because it was so expensive.

-- Ron Stroope (rgs@shreve.net), December 11, 2000.

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