Working in the shop today. Haven’t done a glue up in awhile. Putting the bar clamps away I noticed pits and rust developing. The Harbor Freight are copies of The Jorgenson bar clamps, but they paint the ratchet bar. Guess what “lots of rust.” Even the Jorgensons are pitted.
I probably have not cleaned scrubbed some of them since I got them 13 years ago.
My Hammers and hand planes also have developed rust spots or a whole hammer full!
Took most of my shop time and cleaned all of my clamps. I haven’t even used some that had rust on them!
The summer here is pretty humid. When it’s hot my concrete floor is old and moisture comes through. Set up my old window ac but it’s not efficient and it is not running when I’m not there but my furnace is always puttin out at least 55 degrees. I add humidity in the winter.
I have purchased some blow shield, but just used steel wool, 220 sandpaper, and WD40.
What do other LJ’s do was my thought. So I’m asking What do you do?
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher