How do I protect this from rust?
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I picked up a spoke pointer and hollow auger a while back, and with my staked stool project, I finally have a use for them, so today I started cleaning them up. I soaked them in vinegar for an hour or so, and cleaned them up. There’s still some rust on the hollow auger, so I’ll need to hit that again. I’ll need to make a new iron for the spoke pointer, but I think the iron on the hollow auger is salvageable.

Obviously the tools are nowhere near “collector” grade, so it’s not about redoing the original finishes. What should I do to protect them from rust and keep them usable?

Thanks!


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  Re: How do I protect this from rust? by MauleSkinner (I picked up a spoke ...)
I'd wipe down with any light oil or lubricant you have handy.  Wouldn't go out and spend on any special product.
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  Re: RE: How do I protect this from rust? by Ricky (I'd wipe down with a...)
(07-06-2020, 09:26 PM)Ricky Wrote: I'd wipe down with any light oil or lubricant you have handy.  Wouldn't go out and spend on any special product.

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  Re: How do I protect this from rust? by MauleSkinner (I picked up a spoke ...)
I have had good luck with Autosol Metal Polish cleaning up rust. It also seems to leave a very thin protective coat behind.
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  Re: How do I protect this from rust? by MauleSkinner (I picked up a spoke ...)
I bought an old Germantown hammer that had a loose head.  I took it apart and cleaned up the battered shoulder and put it back together with new wedges.  I gave the handle a coat of BLO and while I was at it I wiped down the head with BLO as well. After a number of years the head is still clean as a whistle.
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  Re: How do I protect this from rust? by MauleSkinner (I picked up a spoke ...)
Thanks guys, I’ll try some light oil.
Dave Arbuckle was kind enough to create a Sketchup model of my WorkMate benchtop: http://www.arbolloco.com/sketchup/MauleS...nchtop.skp
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  Re: How do I protect this from rust? by MauleSkinner (I picked up a spoke ...)
If your shop is humid or experiences big swing of humidity between seasons, light oil won't save your tools. If your place is dry, it is a different story. Use moovit oil, evapo rust rust block or the like. Proven products.

Simon
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  Re: How do I protect this from rust? by MauleSkinner (I picked up a spoke ...)
I don’t have a general problem with my tools rusting, but these were quite rusty when I bought them. It seems like the stuff that was formerly rusty is more susceptible...more like I’m missing a “last step” in the process.
Dave Arbuckle was kind enough to create a Sketchup model of my WorkMate benchtop: http://www.arbolloco.com/sketchup/MauleS...nchtop.skp
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  Re: RE: How do I protect this from rust? by MauleSkinner (I don’t have a gener...)
(07-07-2020, 05:39 PM)MauleSkinner Wrote: I don’t have a general problem with my tools rusting, but these were quite rusty when I bought them. It seems like the stuff that was formerly rusty is more susceptible...more like I’m missing a “last step” in the process.

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I live in one of the most humid counties in Florida..We are on a penninsula surrounded by salt water on three sides...whenever I finish using a tool, I wipe it off with an oily rag....They stay in a garage with no heating or cooling...I use full synthetic engine oil...no rust...as long as I remember to wipe them down...Just the acid and salt in your hands can cause rust...German machinists referred to it as "poison hands".....
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  Re: How do I protect this from rust? by MauleSkinner (I picked up a spoke ...)
I', the opposite if Jack - pretty dry here is the desert southwest, but the hu,idity can hit 95% overnight. Anyway, I swear by CorrosionX HD. Nothing I've used it on has rusted in 20 years and that includes saltwater fishing gear.
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