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#1 posted 02-26-2019 03:15 PM

I saw somewhere (might have been the Woodwright shop?), that tallow was often used as a lubricant for wood tools which is why so many old wooden tools and handplanes often have a thick patina when you find them in an antique shop. In fact they usually kept a grease pot under their benches to keep it close at hand. I wonder if they would have used that on wooden screws too?

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