Yep I agree, use candlewax.
I would clean the table with turps and steelwooll with a lot of elbogrease.
Then I mix up candle wax and turps, and rub it in with a cloth. I do this
around every six months.
My table saw sits in a shed with only three walls the fourth side is open,
no door. And the table saw, bandsaw tables show no sign of rust.
I live on the east coast of Australia where the humidity is usually high
(70% to 90%).
I find that I don't have any problems from the candle wax on my work.
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