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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:19 pm 
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Some one a while ago asked about storing tools in an unheated space
I came across this..

http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/prote ... g-storage/

Maybe this will help.
I have used wax* in the past and it does work fairly well.

*It was an automotive type. I know most of you will say don't, but i never had a problem.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:44 pm 
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Hey Monte,

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:19 am 
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Daddy Gloves wrote:
Some one a while ago asked about storing tools in an unheated space
I came across this..

http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/prote ... g-storage/

Maybe this will help.
I have used wax* in the past and it does work fairly well.

*It was an automotive type. I know most of you will say don't, but i never had a problem.


Wax here also. As long as you don't leave anything sitting on the iron it's fine. Might get a little surface rust occasionally, but that's easy to remove. Been doing it this way in my unheated shop for 15 years.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:49 pm 
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I wasn't able to open the link either, but I guess it's about condensation and rust...

One trick that welders use to protect the wire inside their mig welder, is to run a nightlight inside the box 24/7... the bulb keeps the air dry inside.

An old Japanese carpenter showed me another one... Sprinkle some rice inside the trays.. Rice will absorb some of the moisture out of the air. Or you can put the rice inside a stocking and throw it in there, it's easier to remove it that way.

For cold weather, I guess the night light might work better... but I guess the rice wouldn't hurt either.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:54 pm 
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Daddy Gloves wrote:
Some one a while ago asked about storing tools in an unheated space
I came across this..

http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/prote ... g-storage/

Maybe this will help.
I have used wax* in the past and it does work fairly well.

*It was an automotive type. I know most of you will say don't, but i never had a problem.


Wax doesn't worry me, but WD40 does! I never let WD40 anywhere near my tools. If anything needs oil, I use plain old "3 in1" oil. Or even motor oil. Or sewing machine oil. Anything but WD40...


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:48 am 
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Daddy Gloves wrote:
... I never let WD40 anywhere near my tools. If anything needs oil, I use plain old "3 in1" oil. Or even motor oil. Or sewing machine oil. Anything but WD40...


Why is that, DG?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:20 pm 
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DennisS wrote:
Daddy Gloves wrote:
... I never let WD40 anywhere near my tools. If anything needs oil, I use plain old "3 in1" oil. Or even motor oil. Or sewing machine oil. Anything but WD40...


Why is that, DG?

Mostly because it can cause finishing problems, especially under lacquer.


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