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Water leak in heater: 1, lathe bed: 0

778 days ago by Ryan Haasen | 3 comments »

Quite the little coincidence occurred today. My wood-shop teacher lent me some lubricant protector for my cast-iron table tops on my tools because I told him they were unprotected, he’s a great guy. So, when I get home from school and go to the shop to apply it, what do I see? The last foot of my lathe bed full of rust from a leak in the heater above it. Lets just say I was not very happy. I am guessing some of it was just rust drops from the ceiling, as there is a now a stain on the co...

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Everything you didn't want to know about WD-40

2626 days ago by fred | 8 comments »

There was a recent blog about removing the shipping stuff off of tools and such. Many of the responses mentioned the use of WD-40. In the spirit of a public service announcement and not wanting to hijack the thread, here is some additional information: Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from ...

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Air dried, Kiln dried, WD-40 dried! 6 hours instead of 6 months

313 days ago by Sanding2day | 3 comments »

It is stated right there on the can, “drives out moisture”... Well ok, have never heard of nor believe that this would not have been discovered and a mighty fine quick trick if there wasn’t a downside… But made you look :) Anyone know the effects of WD-40 on wood feel free to share… Certainly know that I have recently been putting plenty of it on wooden handles and the like while cleaning riveted metals etc. but wipe it off fairly quickly and have never...

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