Tool Restorations #8: Off Topic - Electrolosis

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Blog entry by BigFoot Products Canada posted 12-13-2012 01:40 AM 1477 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ever since I tried Electrolosis on my Vintage Tool box.. I’ve been amazed.
Today I bought a 1917 Hickory Treasure Hot Blast stove door and put it through
my setup. Instead of using metal for the sacrificial anode I’m using carbon. It’s WAY
less messy… to work with.

The only way to clean up rusted objects of any kind..

Anyhow… here are the results from today..


and AFTER:

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 02:32 AM

Wow and Wow!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 12-13-2012 02:57 AM

Impressive results. I’m interested in you setup using carbon. I have some old saws and planes I need to restore.

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#3 posted 12-13-2012 03:10 AM

Holy sh#%! That looks amazing.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#4 posted 12-13-2012 04:02 AM

very cool iron … cleaned up real good

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Jim Rowe

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#5 posted 12-13-2012 08:43 AM

Very impressive result. Can you give us some more details on the set up you used?

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 03:55 PM

Carbon…really? You must tell us more.

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 05:48 PM

Please explain, you still got us hanging from the last post about this eloctrolysis method. That came out awesome by the way!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#8 posted 12-13-2012 06:31 PM

Hi everyone.. I will have to do a short video up.. it’s easier than trying to explain it.
It’s not my idea.. electrolosis has been used for years.. Using CARBON instead of steel though, is a way cleaner method. Other guys have done it also.. that’s where I got the info. Finding CARBON was the hard part.
Anyhow.. in the next few days I’ll do a video up.
Merry Christmas everyone..
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#9 posted 12-14-2012 01:46 PM

Amazing transformation!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-17-2012 01:34 AM

I love it!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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