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Jim, I've never done it but...did a lot of research out of interest ..There are many sites that show a liquid soak for small slabs .The point mentioned is slow drying time...Wax,seems to me, would be hell on sanding later and and would repel any stain....just saying...
 
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Jim, I've never done it but...did a lot of research out of interest ..There are many sites that show a liquid soak for small slabs .The point mentioned is slow drying time...Wax,seems to me, would be hell on sanding later and and would repel any stain....just saying...
When you buy boards from this dealer, if you purchase an 8 foot board, you actually get an 8 foot 10 inch board. And if you purchase a 1 inch thick board, it's 1 inch thick, not 3/4 like the box stores. The wax is meant to be cut off. If your milling rough cut lumber to finished dimensions, you're gonna have a rough time. That's why 2x4's are a finished dimension of 1 1/2 ×3 1/2. Because they started life at 2 inches by 4 inches, and then got milled down to finish dimension. And nobody in their right mind would sand rough cut lumber to final dimension. I am assuming we are dealing with rough cut material, and not finished dimensional lumber. However, I agree with Gary, if it's finished dimensional lumber, I'd never want wax on a surface that I'm not finishing with wax. But if it were finished, it would already be dry.
 
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Something else I just thought of, I wonder if regional weather has any affect on this? I know the weather in Tennessee is MUCH more stable than up here. Two weeks ago, it was -28° for the low, and we had a high temp that day of 36°. Both sound cold, but that's a 64° swing in about 12 hours, and that is not uncommon at all. So, I wonder if we do things up here differently than a hardwood dealer would do down south, where the temps and humidity are more stable. Got me curious now...
 
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Jim, I get the wax on an end to be cut off..I'm only considering slabs.If I were trying it I would run them thru planer first...you know what that curiosity thing does...you've got snow time yet let us know what you discover...
 

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Late winter/spring project...just got to save old iron when I can...without listing all the small issues ,the biggest was running on one cyl because intake valve was .010 off..onans are no fun to work on, in my opinion....(new seat coming)..it's a '92
 

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You guys need to start a summer project thread. It has been spring for 2-1/2 weeks. :errrr: It got up to 80 degrees here today, and the pollen is horrendous.
I was outside working on a 1000 and got hot. Took my shirt off and got sunburnt before I knew it. 🥵
Sure is nice to feel like doing a little work again!
 

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My lone experience with an Onan was in 1996 with a then brand new Steiner owned by my employer. I was driving it, and chucked a rod. It had around 60 hours on it when it died. Oil was checked before use.
 
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You guys need to start a summer project thread. It has been spring for 2-1/2 weeks. :errrr: It got up to 80 degrees here today, and the pollen is horrendous.
I was outside working on a 1000 and got hot. Took my shirt off and got sunburnt before I knew it. 🥵
Sure is nice to feel like doing a little work again!
We still have over 2 foot of snow on the ground up here, but it is slowly going away. Highs have been in the low to mid 30's all week.
 
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