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Old 03-11-2018, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Getting wax off blanks...the easy way

If you're like me, you have a lot of blanks sealed in wax to prevent drying
out too fast. Then, you spend a lot of time getting the wax off to see what the wood looks like.
You sand it, heat it up, etc. but nothing works very well.

Well, here's a little gadget I found that works wonders taking wax off.
All you do is scrape the wax right off with it. Change the blade & it works like new, every time.

What is this miracle tool I have found?
Well, my friends, it right below.

Here's the link in case you want one.
https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-52000-R.../dp/B0002SR88C
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Great share! How does it work on the end grain? I have used a putty knife with mixed results.


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None of my blanks are end grain. So, I really don't know how it will work on it.
But if I have to get rid of wax on end grain, I find it usually turns right off using sharp tools
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For turning, the only time I worry about wax is for stabilizing / casting. A good scraper works great. For end grain itís best to cut off 1/16 or so. For burl natural ends, soaking it in xylene will dissolve the wax, then hit it with a wire brush.
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