Sweating tools in the Gulf South #1: An ounce of prevention is worth...

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Blog entry by curliejones posted 01-15-2013 11:11 PM 1835 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just reviewed some ideas about dehumidifiers and coating tools with oils, but saw no mention of Boeshield T9. The blog thread was 1/2 yr old to 1 yr, so anything new out there? We just finished 15 inches of rain and warm temps and after a cold spell 10 days ago, everything is sweating to the point of dripping. I mean, LJs, anything with mass, even my 2” thick workbench is superwet underneath. I dry the cast iron tools daily and keep a light film of Johnson’s Paste Wax, but it seems to wear off pretty fast. I’m guessing that everything short of humidity controlled air needs repeating constantly in these conditions. Thak goodness, they’re the worst we see in a year’s time.

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 01:38 AM

I went through the same amounts of rain this week and had no dampness or moisture in the shop. The only thing I have found to eliminate all humidity and dampness in the shop is good insulation.

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 04:34 PM


My shop is really well insulated. Not having the terrible weather CurlIjones is experiencing. Shop floor is part of the old garage. I put new in the added rooms. Sweating occurs with increase in humidity, as there is no sealer on old floor. Temperature and humidity differences. In winter I have humidifiers because of forced air furnace.

Have not looked into the Bloshield, but I probably will. Set a cup on my new bandsaw. Left it there for a month.. Rust, and a lesson. LOL

Curlijones…I hate maintenance! Good luck!

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