Air dried, Kiln dried, WD-40 dried! 6 hours instead of 6 months

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Blog entry by Sanding2day posted 09-16-2013 03:17 AM 2195 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is stated right there on the can, “drives out moisture”...

Well ok, have never heard of nor believe that this would not have been discovered and a mighty fine quick trick if there wasn’t a downside… But made you look :)

Anyone know the effects of WD-40 on wood feel free to share… Certainly know that I have recently been putting plenty of it on wooden handles and the like while cleaning riveted metals etc. but wipe it off fairly quickly and have never noticed an effect minus perhaps some cleaning of the wood.

Since I have you here I may as actually share what is going on in the shop…

Came home from Ft. Knox today so not much longer and I’ll have to head to bed before work tomorrow… Had setup a quick 3/4” shim job to begin the air drying of some now determined Spalted Box Elder. This was my first time attempting the milling process, hoping to continue this and set up an actual location for this soon.

Am curious about the bowing and if there is a good method for correction, have not tried bending wood to any real degree… Pondered some craziness with a water sprayer, hair dryer, and perhaps an iron… Weights on each side of center, massive clamping after submersion in boiling water Off to fill cattle trough with water Would double as a hot tub Not liable for burns/injury

Don’t really have a cattle trough so I suppose I welcome any advice on straightening boards as well… Thinking I’m tired…

Made the quick easy chisel/rasp/carving tool rack out of Cherry in order to provide a new home to my previously owned Stanleys, the collection given to me by Jan a friend of the family who certainly has something carved coming her way. Hopefully not firewood :P

Added a hole in the center and the Stanley #7 Scratch Awl which was found at a garage sale recently, believe I paid .75 so very pleased there!

D8 was $4 so fairly pleased there as well, has come a long way from where it was but would like it to be a touch cleaner then where it is now…

No pictures but decided as long as I was cleaning metal I would hit up some old power blades that have been hanging on the wall so they are currently on the layout table as well…

So here is to my first blog entry… State of the shop photo

Have a good one all…

-- Dan

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 06:42 AM

Looks like your shop is also a well appointed man cave. A bar, sofa… and your layout table looks like a pool table. I like it

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 08:52 AM


-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 11:58 AM

Thanks Ben, yes indeed works out well but still debating design/without materials for the convertible 4*8’ bench which I intend to have over the pool table. As with many things, one day…

-- Dan

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