- Sep 11, 2018
I'm just before my first DIY pipe-project, which will be a briar eskimo-shape pipe. Everything is in my head already, finally I found the correct piece of briar and stem, I know the colour I would like to use for staining, so hopefully everything will go in order. I have only one question; Can I apply carnauba wax also by hand? I would like to work 100% by hand (except drilling/chamber), so I will use saw, sandpaper, files. The only thing what I can't see is the application method of the wax. Carnauba is a very hard material and I'm not sure if it is possible to reach the same, nice-looking finish as with machine. Are there any special technique or material (sponge, clothes) what I should use?