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Forum topic by OrlandoMike posted 08-11-2009 10:49 PM 1453 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-11-2009 10:49 PM

Today I got a small piece of ebony to make some decorative plugs but the entire board is covered in a wax. What is the easiest way to remove this? Thanks.

Orlando, FL

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#1 posted 08-11-2009 11:01 PM

Sorry to say but use a scraper to remove all that you can and if you have to after that used a little of your household floor stripper… Manual labor, dang where’s the machines when you need them? ; )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 08-12-2009 02:59 PM

Ahh…so it isn’t just my piece of ebony covered in wax. I haven’t gotten around to taking it off yet but it scraped pretty easy with my fingernail so I suspect I’ll use a paint scraper or old plane blade then some liquid cleaner on a rag.

What is it for anyway? (edit…the wax I mean.)

Good luck…if you find a trick, let us know.


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#3 posted 08-12-2009 03:09 PM

You should scrape first, but I’ve been told mineral spirits will take off the rest.

ghazard – the wax seals the wood to prevent cracking

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