Wax on new maple lumber?

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Forum topic by xfran4 posted 12-02-2014 01:02 AM 839 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2014 01:02 AM

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I am new to lumberjocks and sort of new to woodworking. I just bought some maple lumber for an end table and all the ends are sealed with wax. I was wondering what techniques you guys use to take it off so I don’t destroy my blades. Also has the wax penetrated the wood and will I have issues finishing the wood? Thank you guys in advance.

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#1 posted 12-02-2014 01:07 AM

You could just cut a little bit off each end and be fine. The wax was just there to prevent the ends from checking while it was drying.

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 01:08 AM

First of all, the wax will not harm your equipment.

Normally you will remove the ends of the boards by trimming them to length with a saw during the process of “milling” the lumber, making it the final size pieces for your project.


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