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Re: Wood



Tesla List wrote:
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> Original Poster: "Norman F. Stanley" <nfs-at-midcoast-dot-com>
> 
> At 08:25 PM 11/23/98 -0700, Tesla List wrote:
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> >
> >       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.
> >
> >Ed
> 
> 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
> list.
> 
> Norm

	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.

Ed