So I moved into a new home in June. My workshop is in my two-car garage which I share with my wife’s car. My previous home (townhome) was only a few miles away, had a one-car garage.
The problem: My tools seem to accumulate rust at a MUCH faster rate than they use to in the old house. It just stays more humid in the larger garage, which is also opened and closed far more frequently than the old shop. At any rate, I need a solution that doesn’t require weekly wipe-downs with an oily rag.
My tool collection is fairly large by some standards (the below pic is about 80% of my haul). I’ve heard that an enclosed, cabinet-style box will reduce the rate of oxidation. I also read, in an old-school book, that keeping a small bowl of turpentine in the cabinet will create rust-inhibiting vapors.
I’ll add that i do periodically wipe-down my tools with oil. I’m not religous about it, but they definitely get some love after use.
Any other tips that might benefit my beloved tools??