When i was little i remembered my dad always getting a piece of fat from the sunday roast leg of lamb prior to it being cooked and smearing this fat on his hand saw blade before using it. It prevented it rusting but he told me it also prevented it binding while cutting.
Well i did not think much of it since i wondered how that would ge removed from the wood in modern day woodworking and not affect the finishing process. Kinda like glue i see it filling wood pores etc so how would one remove it.
Well i was searching on the LV site for the Waxilit stuff which it appears they no longer carry (dont know why it was great stuff to use on planes and cast iron tables for rust prevention and supposedly really worked well on smearing on areas where one does not want to glue to stick when doing glue ups. )
Anyhow came across this stuff its mutton tallow. Well would you believe it had me believing my dad was correct. They say any residue left on the wood does not inhibit stain penetration and finish.
So i was wondering anyone use this stuff and given what is being discussed in the thread on blade cleaning whats the thoughts on trying this in a light application on a table saw blade.