I had run out of the paste wax I normally use on my TS.
I browsed several places in WalMart and ended up in
automotive. I found a product by DuPont (Teflon Spray
Wax) that contains Carnauba Wax and Teflon. I tried
it and I've NEVER had a slicker surface. Boards,
even 3/4" veneer sheets, slide like they're on greased
Some of you may have used this stuff, but it was new to
me. I'd suggest giving it a try. If any do, please let
us know how it works for you.
When wood has been contaminated with silicon it can cause finishes to
"fisheye" because of what it does to the surface tension of the finish.
Best to keep all silicone based products away from any woodworking
_SiliCONE_ causes fisheye in finishes. _Silicon_ helps you compute,
calculate, drive, listen to music, etc.. and isn't bad. <G>
Silicone contamination is very difficult to deal with and ruins a lot
of finishes. Lacquer is especially prone to it.
N O !!
You head stock, tail stock and tool rest need friction to lock....
I didn't clean either of my jet lathes when I got them.. maybe they packed yours
in grease or something to prevent rust?
If so, you want ALL the grease or whatever off..
I clean my lathe bed with steel wool and mineral spirits if the "patina" of
finish and dust prevents smooth movement of the rest, otherwise, I leave it
Before you run any expensive wood over that table, make sure that your
finishes won't be affected. Silicone can be a problem on finishes, and
I'd assume that Teflon would be similarly problematic.
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