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Forum topic by DaddyZ posted 06-13-2011 11:23 PM 1010 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DaddyZ

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06-13-2011 11:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip question trick tablesaw milling shaping

I need answers.

Wood from ‘Woodcraft’ a lot of times is covered in WAX. I just usually run through the Tablesaw to get rid of it. but then I always end up having to clean the surface of the tablesaw(not to count myself with wax in my hair & everywhere else). Does anyone else have a better way?

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one


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#1 posted 06-13-2011 11:26 PM

Mineral spirits or Acetone will remove it.

Why is the wood covered in wax?

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#2 posted 06-13-2011 11:31 PM

Sounds like a lot to me, sometimes the WAX is 1/4” Thick

By WAX I mean a waxy unknown substance

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 06-14-2011 12:13 AM

Use a card scraper to remove the excess wax.

-- 温故知新

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#4 posted 06-14-2011 12:24 AM

I’d agree with scraping it off.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 06-14-2011 12:39 AM

I use an old Stanley box label peeling tool to scrap off the wax before i cut it and it does a good job.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#6 posted 06-14-2011 12:54 AM

Ill scrape of the wax, then the left over are wiped with solvents.

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#7 posted 06-17-2011 07:23 PM

Wax, or any other sealer, is left on to help keep the wood from checking, even if it had been kiln dried. It pretty much sets on the surface, so cleaning and/or scraping both work well.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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