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botanist

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1942 days ago

I recently inherited some old wood clamps with wooden screws that are a little tight. Is there a good way to lubricate the wooden threads?


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MrWoody

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#1 posted 1942 days ago

Paste Wax is probably the best way.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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Francisco Luna

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#2 posted 1942 days ago

First, clean them nicely with steel whool (Fine) and apply Paste wax.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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8iowa

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#3 posted 1942 days ago

I would use johnson’s paste wax, original formula. It comes in a yellow can with a red stripe. It has excellent lubricating qualities. Many waxes on the market have been toned down to make them less slippery, and thus safer when used on floors. Car wax is very hard and has no lubricating qualities. Johnson’s original formula is one of the few old time waxes left on the market.

After applying the wax, be sure to buff with an old towel or t shirt.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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jeh412

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#4 posted 1942 days ago

A good, thorough cleaning of the threads with fine steel wool and lube with Johnson’s or Minwax paste wax and they should be ready to go. If there’s a lot of gunk on the threads I’d use some mineral spirits on the steel wool.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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Francisco Luna

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#5 posted 1942 days ago

Another good wax brand to consider is Butcher’s

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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