Just a quick thankyou for a suggestion given to me by Randy when a few blogs ago I asked “what do you do about rust?”
Randy (Blackie) suggested a bucket and a couple of Gallons of cider vinegar to soak my clamps in that were rusting …just sitting around!
I thought I’d try regular white vinegar on my planes that I bought on Ebay as I had been sanding and rubbing with steel wool.
Took a zip lock plastic bag and put the plane irons and other rusted small parts like the chip breakers and adjusting screws covered the parts, squeezed the air out and put the bag in a plastic tray and covered it w/ another plastic bag to keep odor down.
IT WORKED! And it did a really good job. Put more plane parts in the bag for 24 hrs, and the vinegar is still doin its job. Had to use a little steel wool but SO Much Easier!
So I’m thanking Randy and sharing what works. Nice when it works!
Do you have any simple shop remedies to share?
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