Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Norman F. Stanley" <nfs-at-midcoast-dot-com>
> At 08:25 PM 11/23/98 -0700, Tesla List wrote:
> <Quotes deleted for bandwidth's sake.>
> > Wood works fine if you soak it in hot paraffin wax, temperature well
> >above 212° F. Preferably the stuff should be as hot as it can be
> >without scorching the wood. The heat vaporizes the water and it bubbles
> >out, and is then replaced with wax as the stuff cools.
> My experience many years ago was that paraffin treatment warps the wood
> badly, more so for large surfaces and thin stock.
> Sorry about this late comment--I'm way behind trying to catch up with this
This can indeed be true, particularly if the wood isn't
thoroughly seasoned and dry. Normally I apply the paraffin
treatment first and then machine to final dimensions.