Finally getting back into the wood working realm after a month off doing… other things in life that needed my attention.
This saturday, started to tackle the jointer rust. I used the razor blade trick this time around for the first time. Works rather nicely where you scrape off most of the rust before the next step. If I did this more often, I would build a jig for a razor holder cause my oversized fingers are not built to withstand holding the razor blade at a shallow angle for too long. I bought some of the ‘ol favorite EvapoRust and soaked towels to lay on top of the infeed/outfeed tables and fence for couple hours. Here you can see the infeed table done with razor, outfeed table yet untouched:
And then just simple wire wheel brush and corded drill to get the rust off the base:
I have all bolts & nuts and stuff sitting in the EvapoRust while I contemplate what to do for dinner. Undecided how deeply I’ll go for rust removal. 100% off the beds and fence, of course. But the body and other places…eh…
-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter