|Forum topic by steiner||posted 05-19-2010 08:19 PM||1184 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-19-2010 08:19 PM
I got a Japanese dovetail saw, and cut my first dovetails ever out of white oak last week. I was pretty excited, they weren’t too bad for a beginner. But the question I have is this…
When I got the saw out again the next day, there were black stains on a small part of the saw where a few bits of oak had lodged. I immediately remembered reading something long ago about oak having tannins that react with iron – I think. Aside from the obvious lack of care of my blade, what can be done if anything to save my saw? Do I treat it with mineral spirits? Maybe the saw was inferior, I didn’t notice staining on other metal I’d used.
-- Scott - Houston, Texas