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Forum topic by rnels21 posted 11-27-2019 04:06 PM 1195 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rnels21

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11-27-2019 04:06 PM

I have built a tool top desk and am looking for a lubricant for the ease of sliding the tambours. Also drawer slides. Used’Slipit’ previously but hard to find now. Any suggestions?

-- MSsurvivor


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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 11-27-2019 04:14 PM

maybe johnsons paste wax would work well here :<))

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#2 posted 11-27-2019 04:51 PM

I use Praffin wax, in canning section almost every store, a box should last a live time!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 11-27-2019 05:02 PM

you can get slipit on amazon,20.98 a qt can.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 11-27-2019 05:16 PM

Any type of wax will do.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#5 posted 11-27-2019 05:34 PM

I always think of metal with Slipit. On wood movement I’ve found no better than a hard drying paste wax. It’s a time that one of the cheapest will work about as good as some of the best. For ease of purchase, and lower price I just grab some Minwax paste wax for making things slick against each other..

After I have hand buffed it a bit I get out the cheap tool, and buff it down to a glass finish. All I know is this extra step allows it to work longer, without gumming up, and it only takes a few seconds.

Cheap tool

Back when I bought mine at a sidewalk sale it was 14 bux with the sheepskin head.

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#6 posted 11-27-2019 09:01 PM

Even a simple bar of soap works…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 11-27-2019 09:05 PM



Even a simple bar of soap works…..

- bandit571


and smells fresh :)

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Andre

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#8 posted 11-27-2019 10:24 PM


Even a simple bar of soap works…..

- bandit571

and smells fresh :)

- pottz

Ahhh! Irish spring? repels mice in the trailer also!
Had a candle for awhile but love the nice square paraffin bars, great for corners.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#9 posted 11-27-2019 10:32 PM


Even a simple bar of soap works…..

- bandit571

and smells fresh :)

- pottz
Ahhh! Irish spring? repels mice in the trailer also!
- Andre

Is that true? I mean, Ive got cats and they are good, eat ém too, and Ive got rat killing dogs, but sometimes we get a mouse family in the chimney pipes. Perhaps I will chuck a bar of soap down in there….....

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#10 posted 11-27-2019 10:47 PM

I use Howard’s Feed-N-Wax on wood drawer slides. It has a great action… smooth but controlled.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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pottz

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#11 posted 11-28-2019 12:00 AM



I use Howard s Feed-N-Wax on wood drawer slides. It has a great action… smooth but controlled.

- pintodeluxe

hmm ill have to try it,i already use it on my cutting boards.never would have considered it,thanks pinto.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#12 posted 11-28-2019 12:03 AM

I’ve had great success with paraffin and Minwax paste wax.

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Axis39

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#13 posted 11-28-2019 12:54 AM

Candle, soap, all work great!

My go-to is still Bowling Alley Wax…. Used to be Johnson, but a few years ago, Home Depot switched to a different brand that works almost as well. Certainly good enough for drawer slides or tool surfaces,

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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pottz

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#14 posted 11-28-2019 01:07 AM

man this is a slow day on jocks not one of you took the topic “wood lubricant” and made a joke about it! i was biting my tongue all day-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#15 posted 11-28-2019 01:08 AM

Pledge will make things nice and slippery. I use it on the slides for my wooden tool chests. A white “Scotch-Brite” pad to rub it in with, and it’s slicker than greased owl snot.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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