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If you're having a problem
setting-up, aligning or maintaining your Shopsmith equipment, you should
contact Shopsmith's Technical Support Staff (NOT Smitty).
oil stains from wood
If it's just the oils from your skin, I would suggest that you wipe the wood down thoroughly with naptha. Naptha will break down oils and will also work for motor oils or light machine oils...but you may have to wipe it a couple of times.
DANGER: Naptha is HIGHLY VOLATILE & FLAMMABLE. Do this outdoors in a well ventilated area such as the driveway or somewhere else outside and well away from any open flames or potential sparks. Read and follow all precautions on your can of naptha very carefully before using it.
If you're planning to finish your completed project with a Danish Oil or Tung Oil finish...and the oil you speak of as being on the wood now is also an oil used for finishing woods, it may not be necessary to do anything. If, on the other hand, you're planning to stain your project, it's best to remove all oils first.