Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'rust'

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Cast Iron Tool Rust Prevention with Polyurethane, Penetrol and an Important WARNING!

11-02-2020 04:55 PM by MyGrowthRings | 0 comments »

DON’T MISS THE WARNING AT THE END OF THE VIDEO! Well, it took an entire week to get here, but we are finally applying a couple rust-preventative treatments on my Shopsmith jointer. Since we first talked about this I have expanded from my original pan of applying a 50/50 blend of oil-based polyurethane and mineral spirits to doing a test of that, as well as water-based poly AND an interesting product called “Penetrol”. Regardless of the topcoat used I always use some form o...

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Drill Press Cabinet #4: Restoring my 1950's Rockwell Drill Press

06-22-2018 12:48 AM by hjt | 6 comments »

This is one of the many tools I have in my modest little shop that came from my dad’s work shop. Apparently, my dad was not too particular about this piece as there is paint splatter all over it. And the rust is rather heavy in spots from now being in Florida. My focus here is to disassemble and clean up the rust, repaint, and put a better switch in place. Here are some before photos. As you can see – lots of rust and paint splattering At some time the c...

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Jointer plane brought back to life

01-09-2018 05:23 PM by roha2236 | 2 comments »

I opened the box containing my Veritas jointer plane and to my horror I found this: How on earth did this happen?!? First a little about my shop. It’s a basement shop on a concrete slab. It has flooded in the past (sump pumps have since been replaced) but stayed contained to certain areas. I’ve always just left my hand planes in their original boxes to tuck away when not in use. Small shop – limited space. Easiest place to hide the behemoth jointer plane box wa...

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Restoring Carving Tools #2: Dealing With Rust

09-11-2017 01:27 AM by Druid | 13 comments »

OK, this post deals with files rather than carving tools, but it looks like it could easily be tried on any tools. I recently unpacked some tools that had been stored away for quite a while. Among these, there were 2 old flat files that had become somewhat dull and clogged prior to being packed, and were now showing further damage from rust. One thought that I had was to replace these with nice new ones, BUT . . . somewhere, I had heard of a simple, cost effective method of “recondi...

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Restored hand saws

04-30-2017 09:22 PM by Sonofabeech | 2 comments »

So here are the saws i found at my local flea maker, a restored them, the now cut, i only removed the rust and restored the totes, and sharpened the teeth, the set was bad on the longer rip saw but i managed to set the teeth, i was lucky to find the saws, the western saw are rare here in my country and saw setting tools are even rare. here are the saws and an old saw set pliers. The vintage no name saw set probably made in germany:

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Shop machine rust clean up. #1: Rockwell Delta jointer

06-27-2016 05:14 PM by Trapper brandenburger | 0 comments »

Sometimes my shop is lucky enough to inherit tools from other shops when they either close up or upgrade their machines. When this happens, if it’s a machine we can use, they are often in rough shape and in need of cleaning and maintenance. This Rockwell Delta jointer for instance needed a good cleaning on the deck, a new power cord, and new blades. In this post I’ll show you how an old time carpenter tought me to clean the metal deck of a shop machine. Start by soaking the ...

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Workshop 2016 #1: It came to pass...

01-10-2016 05:25 AM by Ty Sullivan | 5 comments »

The end of this past year saw the essential death of what was to have been a tiny shop/shed workshop. I went over ten months without completing or even beginning a single woodworking project and at the beginning of the year I was convinced it would be a VERY long time before that was to change but….it apparently all came to pass with my grandparents contacting me to let me know they had found me a tablesaw that a widow was parting with a few years after her woodworking husband had pass...

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Table Saw Restoration #1: Craftsman 113.241691 Flex Drive Table Saw

12-25-2015 02:07 PM by Avi | 3 comments »

Backstory: Hi all! I’ve landed on this website through many a google search related to projects I’ve worked on and I thought I would give back to the community by posting a journal of my table saw restorations. This is my second restoration. The first was of another craftsman (Model No. 315.228390) which went very well, I unfortunately didn’t take pictures along the way. After using that saw for a week or 2, the arbor bearings decided to fail and it now makes a terrible soun...

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bmwman91's 34-802 #1: Unisaw 34-802 Type 3 Cleanup, Alignment and Modding

09-28-2015 07:28 PM by bmwman91 | 12 comments »

EDIT: It looks like wide images don’t fit well into the format here. Any tips on the recommended max image width to use and that sort of thing? 25% of the right side of most of my images seem to be chopped off, which I can fix by shrinking the images, but I feel like they would get pretty small in that case! Hello everyone. This is my first time posting something on here, after many years of lurking silently and absorbing a ton of knowledge from the good people on here. I figured tha...

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Bees wax on iron tops

07-25-2015 02:55 PM by Marv | 1 comment »

I found a gallon of pure bees wax in my shed. Has anyone used it on the iron tops of your tools?

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