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12-11-2009 11:33 PM

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Purchased a small chunk of burl that was on sale recently. It is covered with a waxy coating. How do I remove this stuff? (never spent this much on so little wood)
Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 12-11-2009 11:36 PM

It the surfaces are flat use a scraper.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 12-11-2009 11:38 PM

ditto scraper have fun .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 12-12-2009 12:00 AM

You can also use a terry cloth towel and a steam clothes iron. When the wax gets heated under the terry cloth, the wax will melt and be drawn to the towel. Works great on odd shaped items. I also have a steam cleaning unit with terry cloth pads that removes wax quite well.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#4 posted 12-12-2009 01:22 AM

Thanks all,

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#5 posted 12-12-2009 01:35 AM

scraper is the best way to go.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 12-12-2009 02:19 AM

Just turn it off with a sharp gouge. I have an old gouge that I use just for that purpose.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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