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Posted on My wood is too dry.

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Brian Havens

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#1 posted 01-26-2011 08:08 PM

Similar to what mpounders noted, I have read that applying mineral spirits to wood can have a temporary softening effect, temporary, but long enough to help mitigate tear-out and chipping while it is worked. I have not tried it myself, so I cannot testify to how well it works. (Mineral Spirits will not raise the grain either.)

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker

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