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Forum topic by will delaney posted 561 days ago 567 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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will delaney

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561 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: maple burl

I have just purchased a maple burl that has a wax coating. I don’t want to put it through the jointer until I remove the wax. What is the best way to clean off the wax? Thanks


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#1 posted 561 days ago

I’d use a hand plane or scrape most of it off then run it thru…

-- Brian

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#2 posted 561 days ago

Card scraper?
Bill

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#3 posted 561 days ago

I use an old card scraper. If your going to be turning the block why would you run it through the planer? Just find center, cut it round on the bandsaw, then mount it for turning.

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

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#4 posted 561 days ago

Scraper! I guess I was thinking to hard on this one. @Roper I’m not using the burl for turning. I plan to make a box and a lamp out of it. But looking at your projects I am getting the feeling that I should try turning. Thanks Will

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