Reply To: Oils for Tools?

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Reply To: Oils for Tools? 2015-07-15T05:26:02+00:00
MetalworkerMike
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‘Old Timey’ tools didn’t have many moving parts, in general, so lubricating joints wasn’t a big issue, but for lubricating the soles of planes the standard was animal fat.  Sheep’s tallow was popular.  Whatever was available.  Goose grease, sperm oil, whatever depending on the situation.

What I use to lube planes and saws, personally, is paraffin wax.

M.Mike

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