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#1 posted 10-23-2012 01:21 PM

My mother used it to seal jelly jars.
I’ve used to to lubricate screws. A toilet wax ring is easier to use, though.
It’s no substitute for sharpness, but it does help hand saws slide through the wood.
I’d imagine it would work well to lubricate any metal to metal or wood to wood (i.e sliding dovetails) applications.

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