Monday, April 21, 2014

Cooking leather grease

Trying to cook up some leather grease. The recepie I have specify badger tallow but there is not enought badgers around so I use sheeps tallow instead.
Quite simple actually, 4 parts tallow (by weight), 2 parts bees wax and 1part pine tar. Melt it in a water bath and pour into jars.



Pine tar

Cooling down

Worked fine and smells heavenly......

Warm Easter

We have had extremely nice weather over Easter, warm and sunny with very little wind. So I had time to do some outfitting I did not have time for last year.
Fitted fairleads to the deck, forward and aft, and a brass stem band o protect the boat when I sail her onto the beach.