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08-03-2011 12:43 AM

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Can someone tell me what is the best thing to put on a lathe bed to take care of it? After a while the shavings and moving back and forth with the banjo and tailstock seems to be rubbing it someone.

Should I use some kind of wax?

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#1 posted 08-03-2011 01:01 AM

I use paste wax…helps to keep the CA from sticking so bad too.

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#2 posted 08-03-2011 01:04 AM

I use past wax as well… I have a short piece of plywood I put over the bed if I am applying CA.

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#3 posted 08-03-2011 01:06 AM

Wax is good. I also use Slipzit or some such spelling. I got it from Rocklers but others have it also. It is a wax type product. I use it on everything except my miter gauge. I made that mistake once.

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