Paraffin have adverse effects on glue?

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Forum topic by Oldtool posted 08-17-2012 10:54 PM 1660 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2012 10:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip question jointer plane milling joining paraffin wax glue

I’m in the process of hand jointing some really gnarly cherry boards for a chest on chest project, and to make the Stanley #7 move smoother, I’ve used paraffin on the sole. It occurs to me, this is wax, so I’m wondering: Will the paraffin possibly have adverse effects on the Titebond properly doing its job?

Has anyone had any problems with glue joints due to paraffin on the plane ???

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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#1 posted 08-17-2012 11:58 PM

I’ve used a host of things on plane soles with no finishing/gluing problems later in the game.

-- Jerry

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 12:02 AM

To test if there is too much on the wood, put a few drops of water on it and see if it quickly soaks in = OK. If it stays as a bead you’ve got a problem.

-- Larry, Nebraska

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#3 posted 08-18-2012 01:02 AM

As a precaution plane a scrap piece of wood right after waxing your plan.


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