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Old 04-08-2020, 05:15 AM
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Thanks for the clarification on the soap. Guess I have to go remove and wash some hardware.

Also thanks for the info on what Boelube is made of. I've got a block of paraffin I could rub the threads with. Fresh out of glitter-infused cetyl alcohol though.

...or I can pretend to have some patience and wait until my order arrives Monday. Ugh. I got the 1.6 oz push tube version.

On a related note, did you know WD-40 is the lube of choice for machining aluminum? At least according to all the YouTube machinists I watch.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:01 AM
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what's the rest of the recipe? i think cetyl alcohol exists as a solid at room temps.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:48 AM
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I forgot to add, we just used a little water, blend it up into a paste. As soon as any heat builds during drilling it gets very fluid.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:54 AM
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I have a candle that I use for screw threads. Won't foam into a nice rich lather, though.
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Old 04-08-2020, 01:51 PM
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Default Beeswax!

An old WWII US Navy Aviation Metalsmith taught me to use beeswax. Itís a good lubricant, no odor that I can detect, melts at just the right temperature, and itís very low cost.
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Old 04-08-2020, 01:57 PM
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Thanks for the clarification on the soap. Guess I have to go remove and wash some hardware.

Also thanks for the info on what Boelube is made of. I've got a block of paraffin I could rub the threads with. Fresh out of glitter-infused cetyl alcohol though.

...or I can pretend to have some patience and wait until my order arrives Monday. Ugh. I got the 1.6 oz push tube version.

On a related note, did you know WD-40 is the lube of choice for machining aluminum? At least according to all the YouTube machinists I watch.
Yes, WD-40 is good for machining aluminum. I would not call it a lubricant though. It somehow removes aluminum's affinity to stick to itself. An old-school model-maker at IBM taught me that when I was a student intern there. He used it as the coolant when grinding aluminum. (need to have the right stone too, of course). But in a pinch if you must use a grindstone on aluminum, keep it saturated with WD-40 and it won't load up the stone (much). ** Note this is considered a dangerous practice for course carborundum grindstones, because the aluminum can imbed in the stone, then expand when it gets hot, and shatter the stone. **
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Old 04-08-2020, 02:25 PM
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I was told WD-40 was basically Varsol. I think it's a solvent.
My spray preference is Blaster. Excellent multi purpose lubricant. Blaster Catalyst is great for stubborn nuts and bolts
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Old 04-08-2020, 03:22 PM
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Was going to thread drift a bit as PB Blaster was mentioned but I'll start a new one instead.
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Old 04-08-2020, 03:24 PM
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Was going to thread drift a bit as PB Blaster was mentioned but I'll start a new one instead.
Several different products from Blaster.
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