not to shabby….
I took a putty knife to the blotches on the first one and they scraped right off. I’m guessing that the rust was thicker there and because I only soaked them for ~3 hrs, it wasn’t enough time to react through it all in those areas.
plan is to jitterbug them with a splash of mineral spirits
and then hit them with a greenie and barkeepers friend (don’t tell my wife please)
then some paste wax and hopefully call it done.
I’m at a loss for a container large enough for the main top….. may build a shallow tray out of 1×4 and particle board and line it with a garbage bag.
-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!