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  1. Power Tools & Machinery
    I recently bought a used Ridgid thickness planer. It has rust inside it but I figured that I could clean it myself and save money rather than buying a new planer. Does anyone have suggestions for cleaning it up? Should I spray it with WD-40 and use a brush, remove all the parts and soak them, or...
  2. Wood Finishing
    I have two instances of nice steel tools rusting when I put them in wood containers. Here they are: 1. I bought an unfinished softwood box to hold my Starrett combination square set. It is similar to this, from the same guy. Mine is not maple - it is very soft. The only finish is an etched...
  3. Wood Finishing
    This is actually for a leatherworking project, but iron buff is much more often used with wood projects. Veg tanned leather often uses oak bark for the tanning process, and imparts a hefty dose of tannins into the leather and this allows me to soak iron acetate into it to create a base color for...
  4. Power Tools & Machinery
    I don't have a garage or shed to have a workshop and keep a tablesaw under plastic under the eaves next to my house. The other TS I am building a dolly to be able to wheel up on my porch along with my RAS. I will ultimately build a carport to keep them under and the lot is too small to ever...
  5. Power Tools & Machinery
    The building where my shop is located had a water leak on the floor just above my shop over the weekend and, of course, my table saw and disc sander both got wet and were covered with rust when I opened the door to my shop 3 days later. I removed the rust with vinegar and a lot of elbow grease...
  6. Power Tools & Machinery
    An off-brand 15" planer was given to me and I'm working on getting it in shape. I've had no experience with this sort of thing, so... As you can see from the photos there is rust in the knife slots of the cutter head. I've sent the knives in to be sharpened and want to clean these slots...
  7. Hand Tools
    I yanked my planes out of the tool cabinet last night. And to my horror there was rust on them. Even my lovely Veritas jack plane which is stored in a Veritas "plane sock." And I had waxed the sides and soles of both planes. I even tossed some little bags of silica gel into the plane sock...
  8. Power Tools & Machinery
    I'm beginning the process of accumulating more woodworking tools so that I can undertake some more elaborate woodworking projects and build some new skills. I found this Craftsman Flex Drive table saw locally for $50. I read all of the first hand accounts (mostly negative:eek:) of the flex drive...
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