Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'evapo-rust'

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Handplanes #1: Rust Removal & Rust Prevention

02-07-2014 12:54 PM by OSU55 | 3 comments »

A lot of folks use electrolysis for rust removal, which works great and if you are going to do a lot of rust removal, I recommend it. I don’t do a lot of it, and find Evapo-Rust works spectacularly to clean up even pitted parts. The product is reusable, so a gallon jug lasts quite a while. I have some different sized plastic containers depending on the size of parts, and completely submerge the parts. I cover the container to limit evaporation (Saran Wrap works great if you don’t have a lid)....

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Hand Saws #7: A couple more restores

02-03-2012 11:06 PM by Don W | 14 comments »

This is a Warranted Superior 26” 4 tpi Rip. All are basic restores. Soak in evapo-rust. Wire-brush, sand and polish. All handles were sanded down to 500 grit and given a few coats of BLO. I have sharpened to 2 back saws. The rip saw will get sharpened once I get a few new files. This saw has some minor pitting on the blade. I cleaned it up and wire brushed it. I decided not to sand any further. The character is fine for my shop. I have a few more to do, so I made a soak...

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Jet cabinet saw re-hab #2: mover over Barbie.... Evapo-rust is movin' in

06-29-2012 02:16 PM by Mainiac Matt | 5 comments »

So there’s two approaches for Evapo-rust… 1. submerge part2. for large parts, lay paper towels or rags on top and saturate, then cover with plastic to avoid evaporation. It seems that many of the posts by guys going with option 2 result with odd stains as the products of chelation (carbon bonded to iron??) are deposted in certain areas more than others….. So I set off on a hunt through the house, basement, attic and barn to find a tub large enough for the 27̶...

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