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Forum topic by aussiman posted 04-05-2011 12:31 PM 1331 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-05-2011 12:31 PM

Hi can any one tell me how to remove the wax that is used to seal timber
i have a piece with bark on and i wish to leave the bark on and coat it in clear along with the sanded and finished
face but the whole thing is coated in wax. the wax on the faces will be removed during planing and sanding but how do i remove it from the bark edges

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#1 posted 04-05-2011 12:50 PM

mineral spirits if it is normal wax
if it is that heavy wood sealer stuff
no telling
but if normal
spirits and a brush and rag should go the trick

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 12:51 PM

Mineral spirits or paint thinner is a solvent for wax so you might try it. I havent used it for that purpose but might be worth a try. Someone may chime in with first hand experience doing exactly what you want to do so preferably wait for that.

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#3 posted 04-05-2011 01:45 PM


try to find idea here

br Alex

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#4 posted 04-05-2011 03:38 PM

I run mine through the jointer.

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