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Episode 88 Cast Iron Rehab

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Blog entry by kosta posted 05-24-2011 03:52 AM 3331 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this episode I go over how to clean up a cast iron surface.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/



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alfred222

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 02:48 PM

Thanks Kosta, looking forward to seeing your shop. Alf

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#2 posted 05-24-2011 08:13 PM

Kosta: As a retired firefighter, I really appreciate your honering my fallen firefighters from 9-11. I have been retired for 15 years from the fire service NW of Chicago.
Once again: Thank you very much

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#3 posted 05-26-2011 04:02 PM

Hey Kosta, I’ve been pulling my machines out of storage and having to do some rehab work myself. I use the green scotchbrite pads and motor oil to remove the rust followed up by a couple of good wiping downs with mineral spirits to remove as much oil residue as possible followed by a good waxing. I like the scotchbrite pads over steel wool as it doesn’t leave fibers behind to deal with. By the way congrats on the jointer.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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kosta

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#4 posted 05-27-2011 02:11 PM

actually my grandfather uses motor oil to clean his machines. He said it works pretty good so I will probably try it out sometime. The reason I didn’t use scotchbrite pads was because there was a lot of caked in saw dust and I really wanted to scrape it off so thats why I used steel wool. But either one works great for removing rust.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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