By Christopher Schwarz Posted November 23, 2017 In Mutton Tallow label12017-11-232017-11-23https://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.pngPopular Woodworking Magazinehttps://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.png200px200px 2 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). Recent PostsLearn to Make Your Own Hand Tools – Over 50% OffA Parting Gift from Jennie AlexanderThe CNC Home PositionMethylene Chloride – Part 2: Some Retailers Take Certain Paint Strippers Off Their Shelves Showing 2 comments jurgen01 November 25, 2017 Log in to Reply 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. BLZeebub November 24, 2017 Log in to Reply 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…. Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.