A reader's Woodwork question: Wooden slides lubricant?
Alun H. from Houston, United States had this Wooden slides lubricant question.I have a wooden dining table that can be extended to add up to two leaves. The extension mechanism consists of simple wooden slides. Through temperature and humidity changes over the years, the wooden slide assembly has swollen, and it is very difficult to open and/or close the table. I have dis-assembled the whole slide and am going to sand down with a belt sander. before re-assembly. What type of lubricant can I apply to the slides where there is wood to wood contact to help binding? I was thinking of using a candle and rubbing it on the wood? Is Teflon spray suitable - if yes, can you please recommend any name brands? Thank you
Bill's replyHi Alun,
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