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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:54 pm 
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...Of what I hope is only minor cosmetic surgery

My old workshop developed a leaking roof, shortly before we left my old home. :(


Despite being in a draw with a little bag of Silica Gel my Clifton 400 Shoulder Rebate Plane was found to have developed a bit of rust :shock:
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It's a tiny little thing with an extremely small mouth.

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What is the best way for me to clean it up without endangering its fine mouth?

Since we arrived in the 'new' house It's been living in my bedside draw for saftey.

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I think any kitchen steel wool with soap either in it like here we have SOS

mostly for the base I assume you are speaking of.

soap to lubricate steel wool to remove rust wipe dry quickly then use it for pete sake! :D

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I think that you would be better off (for the base) to use very fine grit sandpaper (from an auto body shop - sayy no lower than 800, up to 2000); secure it to glass and use some honing oil. I would be concerned that steel wool (unless very fine) would create too many scratches. For the sides, 0000 steel wool may be ok, but don't use it dry (oil or WD40).


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I agree w/ Ben. He's virtually talking about the "scarry sharp" method of honing chisels and irons. Emory paper glued to 1/4" glass. I use a spray adhesive. But, I gotta caution you about getting the emory paper at an auto body shop. Their price is gonna be outa sight!

I get my emory paper from Kingspor. It's available in 400 to 2000 grit and dirt cheap. Oddly enough it comes from a German company.

It should make short work of the rust and you can hope that there's no pitting.

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Can't see the pic because ofthe firewall I'm behind, but if it's Rust I say EvapoRust. :-D

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Jeff Fox wrote:
Can't see the pic because ofthe firewall I'm behind, but if it's Rust I say EvapoRust. :-D


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That stuff is great. Even if its only a first step in the process.


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vidkid26 wrote:
Jeff Fox wrote:
Can't see the pic because ofthe firewall I'm behind, but if it's Rust I say EvapoRust. :-D


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That stuff is great. Even if its only a first step in the process.


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Reusable, gets rid of the rust, easy.

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I was wondering why nobody had mentioned Evaporust earlier in the discussion. I thought maybe there was something I didn't know about this particular plane that would make Evaporust a bad choice.

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http://www.evaporust.com/country/uk.html

I've never used it but here's the UK link for evaporust
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I'm worried that Evaporust might be a bit harsh, so I've put the suggestion to Clico themselves (the manufacturers of Clifton planes) and I'll see what they say.

Thanks for all your input so far... much appreciated. :-D

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Ray,

It's not that harsh. Check out my Rust Bucket. The EvapoRust did not touch the paint whats so ever.

http://www.woodworking.org/InfoExchange ... =evaporust

http://www.woodworking.org/InfoExchange ... ust+bucket

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Don't know why I didn't see this thread before :oops:

Yeah, Evaporust is the answer here. Not harsh. Only issue I've ever heard of is with some nickle coated lever caps or planes like the 81 where there was some discoloration.

But, first, take a brass brush (or something with a stiff bristle) and clean out the checkering ... lots of sawdust impacted there that should be removed.

Nice little bugger, that. :yes:

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Breaks my heart to see that. Hope it turns out well. Let us know what the Clifton folks say.

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