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Forum topic by Oldschoolguy posted 11-25-2019 08:41 PM 282 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-25-2019 08:41 PM

Hi y’all. I have an extremely small shop——-about 200 sq ft. Therefore, I find it necessary to have a work station outside under my carport. Besides having a small enclosed workshop, I have a set of three steps to climb. I purchased a hybrid table saw near the end of summer and keep it outside under the carport. I was not going to use it for a while, so I put a good coat of carnuba wax on the table and covered it. I live in NC where we have humidity most of the year. A month later after taking the cover off, I discovered that it had some rust spots on it. Today, I cleaned it with mineral spirits and 400 grit wet/dry sand paper and wiped off the excess with a clean rag. I have a project that i want to accomplish in the next couple days. So after cleaning the top, and before I cut wood for my project, is there anything I should be aware of so as not to contaminate the wood? Any and all comments are always welcomed. Thanks.

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#1 posted 11-25-2019 09:23 PM

I think you’re good OSG. Just be careful of any waxes that have any ingredients that are meant to block water or oil that may transfer to your wood. This could affect your finishing when you get to it. In theory at least.

Good luck with your project!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 11-25-2019 09:51 PM

Just plain old Johnson’s Paste Wax will do a good job. No probs with any finish that I have seen.
I’ve tried some of the other stuff, but keep coming back to my old Johnson’s (paste wax that is).

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#3 posted 11-25-2019 11:56 PM


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