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My brother in-law asked if I could do something with some old rusty things he had.
Inspired by a series of posts by Brit on Lumberjocks, I got started.

-- Gary, Ladysmith, VA





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PaddyH

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#1 posted 10-21-2017 05:17 PM

Very nice, how have you finished the steel and what have you used on the wood?
My braces are just finished with wax on the steel and Boiled linseed oil on the wood, thinking of shellac then polishing them with wax.

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GLowz

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#2 posted 10-21-2017 05:39 PM

On the steel I first tried some artists clear acrylic sealer but wasn’t happy with the coating it left. So I wound up using MAAS metal polish. The wood was a lot of trial and error. It started with several coats of Boiled Linseed Oil. I then added the varnish and turp combo but couldn’t get a good dried finish that wasn’t tacky. I finally wound up using Tung Oil followed with 0000 steel wool applied wax and then Orange Oil.

-- Gary, Ladysmith, VA

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PaddyH

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#3 posted 10-21-2017 06:08 PM

Thank you. So BLO, then Tung Oil then wax and orange oil on top.
I may wax mine then buy some of the orange oil to try.
I have bought some braces that have used shellac on the metal, I prefer wax, however, the wax is probably not as good to protect against rust, I just need to check braces I do not use very often and re wax them.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 10-22-2017 01:06 PM

You did a nice job on this restoration.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GLowz

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#5 posted 10-22-2017 04:40 PM

The corkscrews and hand brace were solid rust. That’s where the challenge really was. Rust off, Naval jelly both didn’t do much of anything. The good old Dremel and coarse buffing wheels did the trick.

-- Gary, Ladysmith, VA

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 10-22-2017 05:08 PM

Very well done on all aspects of this project!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 10-22-2017 08:34 PM

Gary , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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GLowz

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#8 posted 10-28-2017 04:46 PM

Thank you all for the kind words. I am humbled by the “Daily Top 3 award”. With all the fantastic projects that the great woodworkers present on this site, I feel it an honor to be part of this network of fine craftsman. Thanks again.

-- Gary, Ladysmith, VA

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