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Beeswax used in sailmaking, ca. 1990

Beeswax used in sailmaking, ca. 1990

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Sailmakers wax two or more "parts" of sail twine before stitching. The wax lubricates the twine so that it moves more easily through the canvas.

The wax also serves as a preservative, and gives the twine resistance to chafe and to the elements.

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