|Forum topic by Willeh||posted 03-31-2012 09:04 PM||1500 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-31-2012 09:04 PM
I’m planning to reorganize my workshop to make better use of the space. As i’ve been moving towards hand tools, I need to dedicate less space to bulky powertools that get infrequent use. This should give me an excuse to build a new bench (yay), but first, i need a home for my growing hand tool collection.
I want to build some sort of wall-mounted cabinet for holding saws, planes and chisels etc. Where I live, we get a lot of humidity in the summer and a a very cold dry winter (the shop is the garage on my house and is not heated). My main concern is building a tool cabinet that will help prevent my tools from rusting. Understanding that wood typically retains some level of moisture, what can i build the surfaces where tools sit (especially the plane soles) out of, or line them with, or coat them with to prevent rusting?
I typically try to keep a coat of paste wax on anything sitting for any extended period of time, but i want to go that extra step.
Any tips/advise are greatly appreciated!
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