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Forum topic by controlfreak posted 07-29-2021 11:24 AM 639 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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controlfreak

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07-29-2021 11:24 AM

I have heard all the debate over laying hand planes down on their side or on their face. I am a lay it down however you like person. I have been working on a frame and panel door out of treated lumber and needed to plane a bit of some rails. It was late and set the plane down. The next afternoon, to my horror, this is what it looked like.

So all planes get sent back to the till after use and I am going to set up a Paul Sellers rag in a can setup to help. I got my scotchbrite pad and WD40 out and got it back to acceptable but I will never let this happen again.


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#1 posted 07-29-2021 11:42 AM

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#2 posted 07-29-2021 01:32 PM

I had something similar happen when I put a plane inside a trailer for the night with a stack of green treat. While my plane was on top of a plastic tote, it still got alight coating of rust over everything after being inside the warm trailer with all that moisture all night. Nothing difficult, but still annoying.

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#3 posted 07-29-2021 01:41 PM

That’s the one thing about my LA jack I’m not so fond of, it rusts and stains very quickly if the wood has some moisture in it. : (

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#4 posted 07-29-2021 02:18 PM

a true control freak would have never let that happen!

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controlfreak

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#5 posted 07-29-2021 02:20 PM



a true control freak would have never let that happen!

- SMP


Some things I just have to learn the hard way. I am just glad it didn’t sit there for a week!

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#6 posted 07-29-2021 02:56 PM


a true control freak would have never let that happen!

- SMP

Some things I just have to learn the hard way. I am just glad it didn t sit there for a week!

- controlfreak

did you take the front slider off? i had rust get in there and unbeknownst to me spread inside.

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controlfreak

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#7 posted 07-29-2021 03:14 PM


did you take the front slider off? i had rust get in there and unbeknownst to me spread inside.

- SMP


Thanks for the idea. I think I will do a full disassembly and inspect/clean and oil this weekend.

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#8 posted 07-29-2021 03:14 PM

CF, that’s happened to me to. I have yet to build a till though.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#9 posted 07-29-2021 03:51 PM

OMG! You should be reported for tool abuse!

Heh!, I think everyone has had something like this happen, truly “DOH!” moments 8^)

I’ve a good collection of various construction tools with rust provided by leaving them on PT lumber, I’m sure it’ll happen again.

I was chasing an edge with my then new LV #4 plane when I kept feeling the bump of a small knot. After a few passes I decided to take a look and that knot was really the tip of a screw…

Great you got your side of the story out before a scandal broke out and ruined your reputation 8^)

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Lazyman

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#10 posted 07-29-2021 04:29 PM

Don’t leave green or PT lumber laying on your cast iron tops either. I’ve had rust form while I took a lunch break.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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corelz125

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#11 posted 07-29-2021 09:05 PM

I can join this club myself. I left a piece of PT wood on top on my table saw for a day.

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#12 posted 07-29-2021 09:35 PM

I don’t always send my planes back to the till when I’m done with them but I do make sure to blow the chips and dust out as well as wipe the bodies down with the rag-in-a-can. This habit has the added side effect of keeping me from putting them back down on a project even if I don’t put them away.

So far only one block plane has picked up any light surface rust. Of course it was my favorite block plane that did. Other than that I’ve been going strong with no rust issues through 3 mid west summers in a non air conditioned garage shop.

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#13 posted 07-29-2021 11:08 PM

What is “PT Lumber?” I can’t figure out this acronym.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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splintergroup

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#14 posted 07-29-2021 11:13 PM

Pressure Treated

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#15 posted 07-29-2021 11:16 PM

Thanks. Was having a hard time with that. Brain kept saying “Part Time” which made no sense.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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