Rust removal from woodworking tools using WD-40...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 02-24-2014 02:36 PM 1245 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back, when my shop was in its unusable state, my lovely bride decided to take a sack of potting soil she had been using, and since she couldn’t find storage space on the shelving unit for it, she decided to leave it on the outfeed bed of my jointer, which quickly turned into rust. I had to clean this off…

I did a quick write up on it for my blog this weekend, the process is pretty simple. I don’t have the bed exactly where I want it yet, but it is close enough for now…

Chances are better than good that I will get after this again at least one more time to get rid of the little discoloration that remains.

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#1 posted 02-24-2014 08:18 PM

You should rename yourself to Spamwalker. Eff Ted. ^

Nice write up Dave.

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 04:40 PM

WD-40, which I think is mostly canned kerosene plus some other stuff, gets used a lot in this house, and shop. Being near the ocean, meaning a couple of miles, I see corrosion of a minor sort in light bulb bases, for instance. You go to change a lamp, and the glass screws off, and the base stays inside, etc. So I usually wipe the metal end with a thin film of WD-40, then the bulb comes out easily when it comes time to change it.

Indispensable for removing old screws, and removing rust as well. I think there are some specific products to remove rust that have tested better, but WD-40 is usually what I use because it is on hand at all times.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 02-25-2014 04:48 PM

Jim, I had no idea you were that close to salt water. I am 1.5 miles from Galveston Bay, so I live in constant salt spray..

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 04:54 PM

Anchorage abuts the ocean, and the airport is right on the ocean. In La Conner, we are even closer, but it is a narrow channel. So I have to keep the salt in the air in mind at both places…........

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