Here's a post just sent to Tin Cloth that was automatically rejected for either being irrelevant or abusive:
"I recall 60 years ago when my parents bought me an oil cloth slicker in Istanbul, Turkey. It was kinda smelly, but it worked until I outgrew it. That was just plain cloth, not canvas.
I use that mix of bee's wax, turpentine and linseed oil as a preservative for old tools. I got a paint can of it in the garage. Much more durable than WD-40."
How "plain Jane" can you get? I came back to visit because of the newsletter.