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Forum topic by NiteWalker posted 09-11-2011 03:21 PM 945 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-11-2011 03:21 PM

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Hey guys.

I’ve been accumulating a decent amount of hardwood (maple and walnut) cutoffs I’ve been cutting into small (1 1/5”W x 2 1/4”L x 3/4”T) cauls. They work great for gluing up my small cases. My question:
I want to coat them with something to prevent glue from sticking. What should I go with?
I have a decent amount, so covering each with packing tape (my original plan) would be pretty tedious. What I was thinking was laying them all flat and spraying them with something that’s good with repelling glue. Would sealcoat (dewaxed shellac) work? Or what about some water based poly? Something I read doing a search mentioned dissolving paraffin wax in MS and spraying it on with a spray bottle.

What about paste wax? Would that be sufficient? I imagine it wouldn’t be too tedious to wipe each with a good coat of JPW.

This isn’t something I want to spend a lot of time or thought on, I just want to glue-proof my bucket of cauls and be done with it.

Thanks in advance guys.

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#1 posted 09-11-2011 04:56 PM

Spay adhesive and wax paper maybe? Use a positioning adhesive (like Krylon Easy-Tack) and you would be able to replace the wax paper

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