+1 I wax edges (new or old) when changing heads, like Chris' method- keeps heads from sticking/binding-they stay seated and centered.cpj83 said:I'll do it on older drums that don't have a polished bearing edge. I use Gulf Wax. Rub the block along the bearing edge and then take a cotton cloth and briskly rub the wax smooth. Seals the edge and keeps that old exposed wood safe from moisture.
Same here.2000dan2000 said:Like Chris said, does it make a difference or not? I don't know, but I do it whenever I disassemble and restore. It certainly would seal up the edges from moisture though.
It can't hurt!
BennyK said:800 grit emery paper soaked with pure lemon oil then buffed with a sheepskin pad every once in a while seals up the plies and nourishes the wood. Turtle wax is OK afterwards.They tune up more precisely and the lemon oil smells nice.Benny K.