Klarinet Archive - Posting 000336.txt from 1996/01
From: Douglas Sears <dsears@-----.ORG>
Subj: Re: cork grease
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 21:24:33 -0500
On Thu, 18 Jan 1996, Lisa Clayton wrote:
> Does anybody know if there is cork grease that is vegan (ie doesn't
> use animal anything)? I try to stay away from dead animal stuff,
> being a thirty-something Californian with Birkenstocks and all.
I haven't tried this out as cork grease, but you can make a greasy
stuff of any desired hardness (for example, about like Chapstick)
by melting together the appropriate proportions of paraffin wax
and petroleum jelly (Vaseline). Be careful not to set it on fire;
melting it with a hot water bath is safest. This stuff originated
from ancient plants, not animals, as far as I know (not very far),
and in any case is pretty mineral-like by now.
Doug Sears dsears@-----.org (541)343-8943