Waxilit to protect wood from glue squeeze out.

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Forum topic by mbs posted 02-12-2013 06:08 AM 3961 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-12-2013 06:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: waxilit glue squeeze out

Fine woodworking did an article on protecting wood from glue squeeze out using Waxilit. I hate glue squeeze out on my projects but never though to ask how people prevent it. The article said other wax will work too and as long as it doesn’t have silicone in it it will take a finish. Just need to pull the old glue off and use denatured alcohol to clean up the waxilit. Have you used it before?

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#1 posted 02-12-2013 11:20 AM

I’ve never heard of it but very interested to see the comments on this. Especially since I just glued up a face frame and had to take it apart and reglue it, I know I’m going to have a mess when I go to stain it.

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 01:04 PM

Go on YouTube and look for Andrew Pitts. This guy builds beautiful furniture and I have seen him use it many times and it looks like it works great.

I am not sure which video has the reference to Waxilit though, but you will certainly enjoy watching his craftsmanship at work.

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 01:44 PM

I’ve only ever used it as anti seize paste for the planer bed, and to lubricate wooden drawer runners. The only advice I can offer is to try it on a test piece first to make sure it doesn’t screw up your finish.

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 02:28 PM

I read that article and I’m definitely going to try it on my next glue up. It would be very easy to run a test: grab a scrap of whatever you are using, wax it up, let it dry, squirt some glue on it, let that dry, peel off the glue, use DNA to clean off the wax and test your finish. I think it should work just fine. DNA will raise the grain, but that’s no problem to knock down.

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