|Forum topic by swirt||posted 1387 days ago||807 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
1387 days ago
Anyone ever heard of red cedar causing steel to rust? A few months back I built this saw rack
I built the saw holder form scraps, mainly pine but I also used three pieces of red cedar. Upon closer inspection I found that the rust coincided with contact with the cedar blocks and only the cedar, not the pine. I know cedar shingles can cause certain nails to corrode and cause stain. So I imagine the same pitch could cause steel saws to rust…just never thought of it before now.
I’ve applied a few coats of shellac to the surface of the blocks so they don’t contact the saw directly, and I’ll be keeping a closer eye on them I’ll also make sure my less desirable saws are the ones in contact with the cedar…. just to play it safe.
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