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Blog series by Brett updated 03-25-2011 06:56 PM 1 part 2172 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: An adjustable "bath tub" for efficiently removing rust from hand planes

03-25-2011 06:56 PM by Brett | 9 comments »

Here’s a concept for a jig to make it easier to remove rust from hand planes using a rust-removal solution (such as citric acid or a commercial product like Evapo-Rust). To use the jig, first line it with a piece of plastic (or a plastic bag) to create a bath tub of sorts. Fill the “tub” with the de-rusting solution and place the hand plane into the solution for several hours. The jig uses 2×4s for the sides and 3/4-inch plywood for the base. The jig should be ...

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