Oil or shellac on assembly table?
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  Re: Oil or shellac on assembly table? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I built an outfeed/a...)
Been using BLO and paste wax as my go-to for workbench and assembly surfaces for 15 years. Glue pops right off. Wax gets refreshed every year or so.
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  Re: Oil or shellac on assembly table? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I built an outfeed/a...)
I really don't want wax on an assembly table that I'm assembling something of bare wood on.
Say a cabinet box. Sliding it around to turn it over. Maybe some of that wax sticks on a cabinet grade cab side that shows, and after finishing you have this mystery spot on the side of your cabinet.
You never know. If I want a slick surface, I'll use laminate.
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  Re: Oil or shellac on assembly table? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I built an outfeed/a...)
(02-08-2020, 12:54 AM)®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: I built an outfeed/assembly table.  Top is BB plywood.  To make glue stick less, what should I put on it?  I'm thinking BLO.

I've always preferred paste wax.
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  Re: Oil or shellac on assembly table? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I built an outfeed/a...)
Howie used to say that film finishes were no good on workbenches. Once the film is cracked, the protection is lost. His favorite was 1/3 turps, 1/3 blo and 1/3 beeswax applied in as many coats as the material will take. Wipe off any excess. Not sure if an outfeed/assembly table is a workbench, although I would classify it as such.
Thanks,  Curt
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  Re: RE: Oil or shellac on assembly table? by cputnam (Howie used to say th...)
(02-09-2020, 10:42 PM)cputnam Wrote: Howie used to say that film finishes were no good on workbenches.  Once the film is cracked, the protection is lost.  His favorite was 1/3 turps, 1/3 blo and 1/3 beeswax applied in as many coats as the material will take.  Wipe off any excess.  Not sure if an outfeed/assembly table is a workbench, although I would classify it as such.

BTW, is Howie still around?

Doug
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  Re: Oil or shellac on assembly table? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I built an outfeed/a...)
He never made it past the software switch. Other than that, I know nothing about his well being.
Thanks,  Curt
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