I'm new to woodworking and am starting on the lathe. I know this probably sounds like a bad idea, but my husband is a carpenter/woodworker and I've learned a lot from him and I'm an artist, so I've done other forms of sculpture before.
In any case, here's my question: I would like to start with a small, simple bowl and will be using a faceplate. I'd like to glue a scrap on to the bottom with the paper in the middle, just as I've read in so many online tutorials, so I don't bore screws into my finished piece. I have 2 questions:
1) What's the best glue to use?
2) The blocks of exotic wood I received for Christmas are covered in a wax. Is there an easy way to remove this so the glue will adhere? Or do I need to plane it down?