Protective waxed Maple burl

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Forum topic by will delaney posted 01-15-2013 05:23 PM 1223 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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will delaney

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01-15-2013 05:23 PM

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I have just purchased a maple burl that has a wax coating. I don’t want to put it through the jointer until I remove the wax. What is the best way to clean off the wax? Thanks

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 05:28 PM

I’d use a hand plane or scrape most of it off then run it thru…

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 05:36 PM

Card scraper?

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 05:44 PM

I use an old card scraper. If your going to be turning the block why would you run it through the planer? Just find center, cut it round on the bandsaw, then mount it for turning.

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 06:11 PM

Scraper! I guess I was thinking to hard on this one. @Roper I’m not using the burl for turning. I plan to make a box and a lamp out of it. But looking at your projects I am getting the feeling that I should try turning. Thanks Will

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