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#1 posted 02-07-2017 04:43 PM

I don’t put anything on my jigs unless a part needs protection from glue or help sliding. For glue protection, I prefer shellac, for slide lubrication, paste wax or a wax substitute like Slip-it or Topcote.

My jigs are usually built on the fly, when needed, from MDF or birch ply, both very stable materials. I prefer nothing on places like sled floors and fences, as the raw surface provides a bit of traction to help keep the material in place during use.

Add a little dust to a smooth and shiny surface and you’ve got a nice bar bowling machine surface, but a terrible surface for a tapering or crosscut sled. ;^)

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