Practical Paraffin | Popular Woodworking Magazine
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Regular paraffin preserving wax has dozens of uses in my shop. It’s inexpensive at a few dollars a pound, available at any grocery store, and easy to cut into small pieces.
Unlike candle wax, which often contains beeswax, or some spray lubricants, which may contain silicone, paraffin will not contaminate oil and paint finishes because it is a completely petroleum-based product.
However, most of the wax residues are smoothed out.
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