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THE JOURNEY INTO RESTORING OLD TOOLS #3: Removing Rust with Citric Acid 1

1286 days ago by Dennisgrosen | 14 comments »

.... Removing Rust with Citric Acid 1... Remember this is a travel into a new world for me and I will try different methods along the way ..Feel free to smile , luagh ,come with comments and adviceĀ“s along the way ,since most of what I write , you proppebly already know ..The only thing you have to do, to have the oppetunity for it , is to submit to my punishment of the english language and sick humor.what I do hope is that you can pick up one or two things you can use yourself and enjoy the ...

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Inside Picture Framing #2: Preservation

2086 days ago by kewald | 0 comments »

There are many books about preservation of framed art, documents, photos and objects. This is in no way a comprehensive treatment. In general, the contents of the framing package (backer board, mounting board, mats, etc.) should be acid free. Even if the art or item being framed is acidic this is generally the rule to prevent the package contents from degrading over time. If the art, document or photo is on an acid free substrate (paper) this is especially true as the acid from non-acid...

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Inside Picture Framing #1: Glazing

2086 days ago by kewald | 4 comments »

When framing anything using glass or acrylic as the glazing, there should be an air gap of at least 1/8” between the art or object being framed and the inside surface of the glass. This is to prevent moisture, from the condensation that will almost certainly occur, from transferring to the framed item. A common way to accomplish this is to use two layers of matting between the glass and the artwork. Other ways include special plastic spacers or to use a secondary rabbet in the frame ...

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Handplane Restoration #19: Cleaning Parts with Citric Acid

2599 days ago by WayneC | 28 comments »

Based on an article by James Thompson I found on OldToolsShop.com. I though I woud try using Citric Acid for rust removal. The article can be found at the following link. http://www.oldtoolsshop.com/z_pdf/restore/RemovingRust-CitricAcid-ne.pdf Citric acid is used in food processing and seems to do a good job removing rust. I checked the local yellow pages and found a local beer home brewing store. I called them and confirmed that I could purchase citric acid for $5 per pound. I made...

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