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Joe Bigham

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01-04-2019 08:04 PM

Before I make a bad choice, are there any issues with spraying shellac on my tablesaw and bandsaw? I have seen a few posts where it was used as a rust preventative.

My area is VERY humid and my building is not climate controlled. (plus I tend to like to keep doors open)

I have been using johnsons but walked in lastnite to find rust everywhere.

Thanks for any advice.


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squazo

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#1 posted 01-04-2019 09:56 PM

shellac is alcohol based so I would think it should be safe. How well it would work and how long it would last, who knows? Hell I’d give it a go, if it doesnt work or makes things worse just take it off.

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#2 posted 01-04-2019 10:19 PM

Joe you may wish to check out: lumberjocks.com/reviews/9777
I have used it in the school shop for decades. Sprayed and wiped before summer vacation we would return and still be rust free. I still use it in my personal shop.

-- Wuddoc

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#3 posted 01-04-2019 11:56 PM

What ever you apply, make sure you strip the old wax/grease/crud from the cast iron first.

Another current thread on same topic:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/302350

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#4 posted 01-05-2019 01:34 AM

I am actually curious how you have new rust after applying wax. Mysteries of the universe.
As Capt says… I could only think of underlying film of…something under the applied wax.
have you tried out um…um…. Boeshield T9 (I think)?

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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Joe Bigham

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#5 posted 01-05-2019 02:25 AM



Joe you may wish to check out: lumberjocks.com/reviews/9777
I have used it in the school shop for decades. Sprayed and wiped before summer vacation we would return and still be rust free. I still use it in my personal shop.

- wuddoc


I picked up a can of the spray shellac to try, if it doesn’t work out I will order some of that. Thank you very much

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Joe Bigham

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#6 posted 01-05-2019 02:30 AM



What ever you apply, make sure you strip the old wax/grease/crud from the cast iron first.

Another current thread on same topic:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/302350

- CaptainKlutz


I picked up a can of mineral spirits to clean the wax off

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Joe Bigham

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#7 posted 01-05-2019 02:35 AM



I am actually curious how you have new rust after applying wax. Mysteries of the universe.
As Capt says… I could only think of underlying film of…something under the applied wax.
have you tried out um…um…. Boeshield T9 (I think)?

- Holbs


No so far I have only used johnsons wax, and normally I put a tarp over each tool when I lock up. I didn’t put tarps on and was gone for 3 days and came back to a mess. spent an hour with pb blaster and a scotch pad then put 2 new coats of wax.

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Kelly

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#8 posted 01-05-2019 05:44 AM

The best results I ever had was and is by using Corrosion-X (not the super, commercial version, which stays tacky). You, literally, can put a coke on my cabinet saw and it will not rust.

The down side is, after bringing my table top to a mirror like surface (using my spent granite polishing pads and a bit of oil), the Corrosion X made that beauty go away.

Read up on it. It’s what it’s touted to be.

You will need to wax or otherwise slicken the surface after application.

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#9 posted 01-05-2019 06:12 AM

I use shellac on my hand wheels ,knobs,t-handles. Just left over batches that I don’t want to waste. I got a tip about its rust protection and it does seem to protect better then wax.
One difference I use real shellac dissolved in alcohol. Not sure what that stuff in the can is.:)

-- Aj

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