Beware of purists
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: beyond the pale
You'll be the cause of rust on your tools if you're not careful.
Keep a slightly oily rag with your tools. At the end of each working session with your tools, take your oily rag and wipe them down.
Only takes a minute. Maybe fifty years from now you'll still be using the same tools because you took a few seconds to wipe them down.
Make it a habit. If you touch it,wipe it down. I used a Craftsman chisel I bought in 1972 this afternoon. Still works and looks good. Guess why?
Your 3-in-1 oil is fine. No need to spend big bucks on special sprays, waxes, and magical potions. Your oily rag is good enough.
Remember - You're not a "real" woodworker unless you do exactly as another woodworker says you must do to be a "real" woodworker. It's called "The True Woodworker Fallacy."
Last edited by sgcz75b; 04-10-2019 at 08:09 PM.