Mutton Tallow label1

Christopher Schwarz

About Christopher Schwarz

Chris is a contributing editor to Popular Woodworking Magazine and the publisher at Lost Art Press. He's a hand-tool enthusiast (though he uses power tools, too).

2 thoughts on “Mutton Tallow label1

  1. jurgen01

    No lubricant is free of ethical and environmental complexities. This is certainly true of the soy bean and palm oil production, both of which have considerable environmental and habitat impacts, for both animals and humans. This is also true of camelia and jojoba oils, FWIW.

    Nonetheless, when one weighs the balance of ethical and environmental consequences, your case for using Crisco shortening in the shop seems very sound on both ethical and environmental grounds. Not to mention the stuff is dirt cheap, unlike camelia and jojoba oils.

    Very good suggestion. Thanks.

  2. BLZeebub

    I haven’t used THAT stuff since becoming an adult (and discovering bacon fat). However, maybe people will stop wondering why my work smells like breakfast. Hmmm….