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How to remove pre-applied oil from wood to get it to accept yellow glue2/9/16
I want to laminate them together to get one thicker top. They come pre-oiled.
What's the easiest way to prep these to be ready for glue? Is there a chemical that will remove the unknown oil (A guess is that it's BEHANDLA wood treatment oil which is recommended by Ikea for their wood tops)?
Thanks for the help
Impossible is my opinion.
I wouldn't take the chance with water based glue for that width. I would cut in half and run it through the thickness planner, wash it with acetone, then glue up the thickness while it is still in half with epoxy. If you need to plane it again after the glue up you still can then glue up the 2 halves. If you need to use yellow glue then i would rip in to 3 pieces and then glue it up as described above with yellow glue.
Tom - that oil is linseed oil. It's a pain to strip, but it can be done. Use a slow evaporating paint and vanish remover (semi-paste) and let it sit for 10 minutes or so and then scrub the surface with scotchbrite and stripper. Rinse thoroughly with lacquer thinner or acetone. if you see any shiny areas, you need to repeat the process.
Using a planer or wide belt sander to remove the top layer of the wood is quicker and easier...