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Bringing My Woodshop Online - Rust

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Blog entry by scarpenter002 posted 555 days ago 903 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My familly and I spent 3 years overseas with my job, and now that we are back in the states, I am trying to get my woodshop back online. I did not take the proper time to prepare my shop for the downtime, and I am having to pay the price now. Many of my tools have very heavy rust. I spent 90 minutes today sanding and waxing the table and fence of my jointer. There are a few more parts that need to soak in a rust agent, but overall, I am happy with the results.

Here is the jointer prior to rust treatment:

Here it is after 90 minutes of work:

Previously I had spent a lot of time trying to get my Delta surface planer up and running. Various parts on the planer were rusted and specifically the 4 posts were rusted over. I mistakently did not take the posts apart to properly clean them, but instead tried to clean them on the machine. HUGE MISTAKE. I tried to force the planer to raise and lower during the process, and ended up cracking the base were the bearings for the screw jacks are held. Long story short, I ended up waiting for 6 weeks for the replacement parts from Delta, as they were in the process of relocating their warehouse. I have not yet been able to remove the infeed and outfeed tables yet from the old base (rusted screws), but hopefully it will be soon.

So far I have gotten my tablesaw, bandsaw, and mortiser derusted. My drill press is almost there as are the two machines above. The scrollsaw is queued up for the next available slot.

Thanks for reading.

-- Scott in Texas



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twokidsnosleep

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#1 posted 555 days ago

Show us some pictures of your progress
The before and afters can really motivate you to keep the machinery maintained

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Box

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#2 posted 554 days ago

Food for Thought…

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#3 posted 554 days ago

lesson learned the hard way.hope your up and running soon.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 554 days ago

Sounds like you are on the down side, keep smiling

-- Norman

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#5 posted 554 days ago

Scott (twokidsnosleep),

Per request, I have uploaded some pictures from my phone. Sorry about the quality, my digital camera is out of action, like many of my shop tools.

-- Scott in Texas

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