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Forum topic by breaknrn posted 12-29-2013 04:59 PM 538 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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breaknrn

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12-29-2013 04:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool storage rust prevention dehumifiers golden rod dri rod

Hi Fellow Lumberjocks,

I need a bit of help and this place has tons of smart and ingenious people =).

Here’s my question: Fighting rust is always on the top of my mind when it comes to preserving the investments I have in my hand planes, chisels, and other expensive woodworking toys. I’ve built a tool cabinet to enclose them and regularly use T9, furniture paste wax, Eva Dry silica gel dehumidiers, zerust ,and anti rust tool drawer liners. All these things require regular maintenance and are not always effective, so I’m considering Dri Rod or Golden Rod used in gun safes as I’ve heard and read great reviews about this product.

My only concern is that I don’t like introducing a heat source to my wooden tool cabinet. The idea of a fire around rounds sounds like an accident waiting to happen. I haven’t seen any reviews about how hot the rod actually gets, but people say that it is too hot to touch. I can’t imagine it getting too hot however because I read that the device comes with plastic mounting brackets.

Anyone have experience with these devices in use with woodworking tool cabinets?

Thank you and much appreciated.

—breaknrn

-- breaknrn


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ShaneA

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#1 posted 12-29-2013 05:02 PM

I have seen then installed in some tool cabinets before on this site. If I remember correctly, Al (Bertha) had one in use and it was effective.

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Knothead62

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#2 posted 12-29-2013 05:30 PM

How about a dehumidifier? If you have a drain close by, you can drain it directly into the floor drain.

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Sunstealer73

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#3 posted 12-29-2013 08:32 PM

I have one in my gun safe and one in the cabinet where I keep my car detailing supplies (so they won’t freeze.) They do not get too hot to touch and seem to work well for those two uses at least.

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Don W

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#4 posted 01-01-2014 12:42 AM

Lee Valley sells them, so they’re not just for guns anymore. I don’t have any in my tool cabinets (although I should) but I have had one in my gun cabinet for about 20 years or so and never had any issue.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Whiskers

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#5 posted 01-02-2014 08:44 AM

I have no idea what your talking about, but you might want to look into my thread and the use of silica gel desiccant which is cheaply found in the form of cat litter.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/56378

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