Which Solvents Do You Use in Your Shop, and How Do You Use Them?
I am curious to know which solvents you keep in your shop, and how you use them. Many solvents are banned where I live in Southern California, but I have old stock still on hand. This is not an exhaustive list, but here are some of the solvents I have seen recently or in the long-ago past:
* Denatured Alcohol
* Japan Drier
* Lacquer Thinner
* Mineral Oil
* Mineral Spirits
* ... did I miss anything?
I might add "paint thinner", but I am not sure what that really is, and whether it is the same as one of the other solvents above (mineral spirits?), or a combination.
I use denatured alcohol and acetone for cleaning and removing grease. I use mineral spirits to wipe on the wood to see what the finished grain may look like.
I could be misusing those solvents, and I would like to know that, too. That is why I want to learn from you.
Which solvents do you keep in your woodshop? How do you use them?