Striving for accuracy
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Rust - Polyurethane, Paint, wd40, sewing oil, silicone grease
Museum wax stuff sounds cool and oil cloth. Many of my tools are for mechanical or rough construction almost nothing for finished projects. I live next to a canyon with heavy condensing moisture which will displace virtually any oil or grease given time. Many of my small hand tools are rusted rehabs - so I wire brush, sharpen, if applicable, then paint them, or apply a favorite - clear oil-based polyurethane.
Also, Linseed oil for both wood and metal.WD-40 on the metal of concrete tools.