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From Rust to Lust, can I bring it back? #6: Tedious Tape-up... and jigs? Bed/Fence protection??

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Blog entry by GlennsGrandson posted 725 days ago 2909 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello again, I’ve got quite a bit accomplished since my last post, but it took much longer than anticipated. I had to finish cleaning a few little pieces here and there and wipe off the never ending paint dust with mineral spirits. Once I’d clean a piece I’d tape it off, lots of masking tape and razor blades. The only pieces I have left are the pieces of the head. I have to clean up the head yet and probably replace the bearings, they felt good and sounded good but they probably are dry. The motor makes no odd sounds, right now. So now I have to get the head apart, sharpen the knives, although they are still sharp enough to cut my fingers while cleaning it (why didn’t I remove the knives you ask, because I don’t have a wrench thin enough to get in there right now).

Hopefully this weekend I can get it put together at least to the point where I can level the beds.

Question: What do I put on my fence and beds to keep them from rusting since there’s no protection from the elements there?

Tape, newspaper, and mineral spirits.

Tape

More Tape

Even more tedious taping…

My parts after some fresh pain in the sun and 80 degree S. Dakota weather

Doing a little….jigging?

-- Grant - S/N Dakota



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 725 days ago

Progress looks good, as do the pieces parts!!!

For rust protection for the fence and beds (and any unpainted metal), Johnson’s Paste wax comes highly recommended and is what I use. It also makes them “slickery”, to aid in feeding wood stock!!!

Looking forward to seeing some chips flying!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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crashn

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#2 posted 725 days ago

Love the use of the HF mailer as masking, but I could use that 20% off coupon!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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GlennsGrandson

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#3 posted 725 days ago

DIY I think I’ll try that paste wax, looks affordable with good reviews.

crshn Haha, glad you recognized it! Get me your address, you may just receive a piece of machine grey Rust-oleum covered piece of newspaper by now though.

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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crashn

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#4 posted 724 days ago

hehe. I wonder if they would still take it like that

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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