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A guide to household lubricants.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 110

Lubricants. Find out how the occassional drop, squirt or wipe, will keep things running smoothly in the home and shop.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1985 (v.8#7) pg. 20

Recipe for beeswax petroleum jelly and for a wide range of items based upon it (chapped-lip balm, cocoa butter substitute, cuticle softener, fish bait, hair pressing oil, instant shoe shine, leather softener, lip gloss, lubricant, mosquito repellent, paint mask).
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1993 (v.77#5) pg. 61

Tips on correct use of oils and lubricants.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #79 Apr 1964 (v.14#2) pg. 61

Chart of recommended lubricants for various household applications.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #102 Feb 1968 (v.18#1) pg. 32

How to properly lubricate household tools and machinery. Includes a lubrication guide chart for tools and items around the home. Chart shows recommended lubricant, where and how much to apply, and the frequency.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #157 Oct 1974 (v.24#8) pg. 40

How to lubricate a sticking lock. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #246 Feb 1984 (v.34#2) pg. 68

Tips on lubricating sticking drawers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 56

Tip on storing the plastic straw that comes with spray cans of lubricant.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #296 Mar 1989 (v.39#3) pg. 87

Tip on keeping the applicator straw attached to a can of spray lubricant.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #97 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 28

Tips on lubricants that are suitable for wooden gears, pianos, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 23

How to make (render) your own lamb tallow (Russian tallow) for use in lubricating wood screws, drawers, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 30

Tip: Spray tool tables with a vegetable-oil spray (like those used for cooking) in order to permit free movement of wood over the surface.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 6

Tips on lubricating bronze bushings.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 14
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 6

Tip: Use an inking pen from an old drafting set to apply oil in tight places.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 8

Unorthodox, but effective way to lubricate a noisy sealed bearing in a power tool.
FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 10

Tip: Simple device to apply a thin coat of oil to a handsaw blade, plane's sole, etc. Makes the tool easier to use by reducing friction.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 8

Tip on using boric acid powder as a dry lubricant for sticky drawers, saw tables, jigs, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 14

Homemade beeswax mixtures for polishing furniture, waterproofing wood, or lubricating.
FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 24
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 22

A non-wicking lubricant for woodworking tools which is better than regular motor oil.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 18

Tip on keeping the threads of clamps and woodworking machines both clean and lubricated.
FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 34

Tip: Use a piece of stiff wire to direct oil into a tight location.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1988 (v.13#8) pg. 60

A two page reference guide to lubricants.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 89

A guide to selecting the proper lubricant for locks, intricate mechanicals and wood-against-wood situations in an old house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.24#3) pg. 56

Tip: Felt washer on oil-can spout absorbs oil "runs".
PARENTS HOME Sep 1981 (v.5#10) pg. 55

Tips on lubricating around the house and how to select the right lubricant.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1970 (v.134#1) pg. 172

Oil can holder is made from a tin can.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1987 (v.164#10) pg. 47

Guide to using the right lubrication.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1964 (v.185#5) pg. 164

Report on using Xylan, a spray-on coating for saws, drills and other tools which eliminates unwanted friction.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1971 (v.199#2) pg. 104

How to select and use super-slippery Teflon lubricants.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1982 (v.221#1) pg. 100

Tip on using a mixture of paraffin and turpentine to lubricate drawer slides and machine tool tables.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #57 Nov 1990 (v.10#3) pg. 10

Regular lubrication all around the house keeps equipment in good working order.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Sep 1965 (v.36#9) pg. 71

All about lubrication. Brief article on some common hosehold lubricants and their uses.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Aug 1972 (v.43#8) pg. 86

Tip on using surgical jelly to lubricate rubber when making a tight fit.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #163 Feb 1990 (v.14#7) pg. 29

Tips on using penetrating oils and cutting oils.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #240 Jul 1996 (v.20#12) pg. 3

Tip shares a recipe for a non-sticky lubricant to preserve firearms for long periods of time.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 47

Craftsman's corner. Simple, readily available liquids suitable for use as coolant-lubricants when drilling, reaming, tapping and honing steel, copper, aluminum and plastic.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1985 (v.34#3) pg. 37

Tip on attaching an extension (remotely-located) zerk grease fitting to service a bearing that is located in an awkward or inaccessible location.
STEAMBOATING #33 May-Jun 1990 pg. 39

Tip suggests using waxed paper to lubricate drawer runners, tool tables and bases.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #50 Mar 1996 (v.9#2) pg. 5

Hole drilled in lubricant spray cap can be used to store spray straw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #61 Jun 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 10

Tip on adapting a plastic syringe for use as an oil supply reservoir on machine tools.
WOODWORKER Feb 1991 (v.95#2) pg. 211

Lubricants for the handyman, for his tools and around the house.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1965 (v.21#3) pg. 24

Tip describes how to make a holder for spray lubricant straw nozzle.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1996 (v.52#2) pg. 14