Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'rust removal'

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Clean and Wax a Table Saw

11-16-2015 05:15 AM by Mike | 10 comments »

In this video I’ll show you how to remove rust and debris from your table saw’s cast iron top. This technique can also be used on any other cast iron tool surface. I’ve used this method for quite a while and it works well even in humid environments. View on YouTube

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My Journey into a Hand Tool Wonderland. #4: Electrolysis Rust Removal Science Project

02-17-2015 01:17 AM by Luke | 4 comments »

I have about 10 saws that I’ve collected over about 5 months. As well as a few planes, and other tools. I was getting tired of sanding the rust off, and wanted to find a way to do a few things at once. I had a 12v battery charger in my garage, a few tubs to put water in, and some spare steel for the sacrificial anode. Where I am, the local stores don’t seem to carry “Washing Soda” so I had to find an alternative to Sodium Bicarbonate. I found a product that wa...

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Restoring Woodworking Hand Tools #1: How to Remove Rust from Woodworking Tools

04-29-2014 01:26 PM by WoodAndShop | 6 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at I’ve tried almost every method to remove rust from metal parts! In the above VIDEO I show my favorite method for removing rust from metal parts – specifically traditional woodworking hand tool parts – but it’ll work for most other metal parts, like auto parts. Click here to read the original blog post with links. But first let me tell you about the other methods that haven’t worked very well for me: -Electrolisys with a car batt...

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Bailey No.4 revival

03-01-2014 12:06 AM by harum | 1 comment »

Finished cleaning and sharpening Stanley hand plane, Type 19, 1948-61, bought a couple of weeks ago. Here are before pictures: With helpful suggestions from LJ-ers, removed the rust and tuned whatever I could and sharpened the original blade. I have tried it in a real project: flattening and squaring a rather sloppy glue-up for a cutting board. A sugar maple glue-up. Looks like this is the best plane I have put my hands on (except, maybe, for that one in “Woodcraft”...

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Handplanes #1: Rust Removal & Rust Prevention

02-07-2014 12:54 PM by OSU55 | 3 comments »

A lot of folks use electrolysis for rust removal, which works great and if you are going to do a lot of rust removal, I recommend it. I don’t do a lot of it, and find Evapo-Rust works spectacularly to clean up even pitted parts. The product is reusable, so a gallon jug lasts quite a while. I have some different sized plastic containers depending on the size of parts, and completely submerge the parts. I cover the container to limit evaporation (Saran Wrap works great if you don’t have a lid)....

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My "new" $50 Craigslist Jointer

01-22-2013 02:36 AM by DouginVa | 22 comments »

So for the past 20 or so years I’ve had the below Rockwell 4” jointer. I bought it for $50 off the carpenter that added the second floor to my home. It needed a little work, but for the most part it served me well over the years. The downside, obviously, was the short bed and only a 4” width. So I’ve been searching for a long time for a Craigslist special. Then I saw a post for a 6” Delta jointer for only $100. I then noticed the author’s commen...

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Cleaning great-grandpa's tools...

12-07-2012 11:54 PM by RaggedKerf | 4 comments »

I decided to try my hand today at cleaning my great-grandfather Herbie's tools that my dad donated to the shop around Halloween. As you can see they’re pretty rusted and well used. The hammer is clearly missing a handle and the two chisels definitely need new handles (one is broken off in the cone, the other has it’s handle but that thing is so dry rotted it hardly weighs anything). After some research on the internet I found a couple home-remedy ideas (I don’t have t...

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From Rust to Lust, can I bring it back? #2: Finally getting to it

04-14-2012 04:47 AM by GlennsGrandson | 2 comments »

Just put some stripping jelly on the base tonight with a good scouring first. Scoured it after the jelly sat for awhile. Then I with my ROS I took some sandpaper discs out of retirement from the shop floor and removed what I could with them. I’ll probably do it all again tomorrow and hit up the inside some too as well as work on the top. I want to get the base finished and then worry about the tough part (leveling the beds and setting the knives). Getting a little more excited now...

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Can Do Series #3: How To Remove Rust Using Electrolysis

04-07-2012 12:38 PM by JordsWoodShop | 5 comments »

In this how to video, I show you how you can use electrolysis to restore your forgotten, old, rusty hand tools.

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New Life for a Yankee

03-22-2012 11:47 PM by hhhopks | 1 comment »

I probably have spent more than I should at a recent tool sale. However, I could claim that I did manage to have a great find. As I was leaving, I noticed a pile of braces. Well, I already have a few and I also was interested in finding the missing jaws for my Yankee. Why not, I dig in to the pile. Since the Yankee has a distinct look with a button for ratchet control, it didn’t take long to find one. Yes, it is old and showed signs of age. Here are the pictures. The handle measure...

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