Building a shop

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Chris Hall
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Re: Building a shop

Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:39 pm

Scotch-Brite Surface Conditioning discs, available in a variety of sizes, might be worth a trial too, and are supposed to be suitable for cast iron. They are available in various grits. I am thinking of giving the Very Fine grit ones a try on my table saw table, testing on a small area first. They are hook and look so they will go right on a 4.5" sander, like a Rotex.
John Whitley
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Re: Building a shop

Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:01 pm

Here’s before and after #1. I removed the rust with Rust Free and a white scotchbrite, cleaned up with mineral spirits, then reapplied T-9 and paste wax.

Before (I only shot one side; gomen!):
Planer before
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Planer after 1
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Planer after 2
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Fortunately only the extension wings were really hit. The planer head was completely protected and the main table got only minor spotting. I’ll need to retouch the one extension wing, as there are some small but determined rust spots that weren’t fully removed in this pass.

Next stop is the jointer, which will be a bit more work. The fence needs to be pulled off entirely for clean up, and both tables need work. Also, some water did get on the head so I’ll need to triage that. Only minor obvious rust, but I’ll need to see if bearings got hit, etc.
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Re: Building a shop

Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:47 pm

Looks good John, looks like the damage was pretty minimal.

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