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Forum topic by saddletramp posted 03-29-2011 07:28 PM 769 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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saddletramp

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03-29-2011 07:28 PM

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I just aquired a nearly complete Stanley # 45 combination plane. I want to soak the metal parts in evaporust but there is no way to remove the wooden part of the tote. Am I going to regret soaking it wood and all?

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 07:42 PM

Geez saddle i dunno … i havent had any problems with evaporust on any wood but i cant say im suggesting you go ahead and do it either. How rusty is it? Could you possibly wire it up so it just suspends in the evapo?

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 07:53 PM

I think the worst that could happen is it eats up any remaining finish on the tote.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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David Kirtley

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 05:56 AM

You could paint the handle with vasoline. Another alternative is to wax it and then paint it with rubber cement.

I personally just put mine in a ziplock bag and turned it so the handle was not submerged.

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saddletramp

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#4 posted 03-30-2011 11:38 AM

Gentlemen;
Thanks so much for the help. David, I think that a zip lock bag sounds like a plan.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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