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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 5:39 am 
Hunter

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scrape the rust off with a flattened rifle cartridge, that way you knock the chunks off but leave the patina. Soak the wood handles in lynseed oil, wipe the metal with any oil. Hope to see pictures when the display is done. Ed

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:31 am 
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That's some good advise and would like to add a lite scrubbing with fine steel wool oil liberally. ps

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:51 am 
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boiled lynseed oil on the metal will form a protective film and dry to the touch.
I have used steel wool soaked in lynseed oil to clean rusty tools.

BECAREFULL when you discard rags/wool with LSO as it can self ignite

Pictures would be appreciated !


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:46 am 
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I like my tools, even the antique ones, functional. When I buy something rusty (like the walnut-handled, brass-riveted spackling knife I picked up this morning), it gets a trip on the wire wheel. Either linseed oil or Johnson's paste wax keeps it from rusting again.

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Naval Jelly will remove rust. Then treat it the same as you would any other tool--lightly oiled.

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:33 pm 
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While it won't maintain the patina, 'Evapo-Rust' is amazing. It's not an acid, can be reused, and does one heck of a job removing layers of rust from stuff. I regret i don't have a before and after to show you, but it's great. On the last job it even worked it's way into a threaded (and frozen) fitting, enabling me to EASILY disassemble it.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.a ... 3040,58771

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