Wood, Alcohol, and Pencil Lines

I have heard more than once about alcohol being good for removing pencil lines on wood. And I have wondered does that really work, or does it just remove the pencil lines, somewhat ?

So, just for the heck of it, I decided to find out for myself. And the answer is a conditional yes.  I thought to myself, if only someone had showed me a video clip. So I could see with my own eyes.

So, here’s a link to a Youtube video that I did. The video shows me rubbing three pencil lines using rubbing alcohol & a rag.

MOV01908.MPG – YouTube

The Photo below shows the results also, after rubbing all three lines with rubbing alcohol. All three lines were drawn using a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. The three numbers 1, 3, & 12 at the top of the photo represent the number of times the pencil was stroked across the lines shown. I did not rub with alcohol the upper portion of each line, for comparison purposes.

What I conclude from the above, is that if you want to remove pencil lines using rubbing alcohol. Then draw a pencil line lightly once.

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Until Next Time, Take Care
AL

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