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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

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    I use that on my firearms... But the odor is trying

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    I put 3 in 1 on a rag and just put on an old pair of gloves to keep it off my hands.

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    Keep some of the original Thompsonís Water Seal in a spray bottle. It dries leaving a super thin wax coating. Not wet, not sticky, wonít stain the wood you cut next. When I lived on the coast, I sprayed anything metal before I put it away.


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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris C View Post
    I use that on my firearms... But the odor is trying
    People seem to love it or hate it. I kinda like the smell.



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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

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    Keep some of the original Thompson’s Water Seal in a spray bottle. It dries leaving a super thin wax coating. Not wet, not sticky, won’t stain the wood you cut next. When I lived on the coast, I sprayed anything metal before I put it away.


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    Ever had fisheye from the silicone.



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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    You may want to check your source of the Camilla oil your getting. I have used it for nine years and never had it get gummy after a tool sets for a while. Camilla oil is supposed to be a non drying oil but if it isn't pure or is contaminated some how all bets are off.
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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    Thanks, Mike, about the fish-eye and Thompsonís.

    I never had that problem, but I did notice that the Thompsonís changed their formula from a solvent and paraffin mixture to a water and silicone. All I have used is the old one.


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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    I use CRC 3-36 spray from auto parts store and keep my planes in a drawer with a corrosion preventer drawer liner. https://www.homedepot.com/p/12-in-x-...-206447615-_-N

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Melinapex View Post
    I put 3 in 1 on a rag and just put on an old pair of gloves to keep it off my hands.
    Such has pretty much been my method as well using 3-in-1 oil, though I only bother with gloves if treating a fair bit of surface area or tools. I first rub it in with a soaked section of paper towel, then buff off as much as I can with a dry paper towel so that only a very fine film remains behind, enough to protect from rust for a very long while but not enough to make my tools feel greasy.

    These daysi also control my shop humidity with a dehumidifier holding the moisture level between 40-50% which largely eliminates rusting and corrosion in my shop and greatly reduces time spent cleaning cast iron tool surfaces.

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

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    Such has pretty much been my method as well using 3-in-1 oil, though I only bother with gloves if treating a fair bit of surface area or tools. I first rub it in with a soaked section of paper towel, then buff off as much as I can with a dry paper towel so that only a very fine film remains behind, enough to protect from rust for a very long while but not enough to make my tools feel greasy.
    I started with 3-in-1 oil and it works well, but my wife has very adverse reactions to the smell of petroleum (as in migraine trigger). So, I tried substituting the Mobil 1 synthetic oil as posted earlier. No adverse reaction, no migraine trigger! Very happy with it as an alternative to any of the light weight petroleum products like 3-in-1 if you or someone in your household has a similar adverse reaction to petroleum products. And, the Mobil 1 does not dry out or gum up.

    I wish I could get my shop to 40-50% humidity! It is a non-conditioned basement shop in an older home. In the winter time I'm often below 40%, but in the other three seasons I'm happy just to get it below 60% with a commercial dehumidifier running full-time.

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Graywolf View Post
    You may want to check your source of the Camilla oil your getting. I have used it for nine years and never had it get gummy after a tool sets for a while. Camilla oil is supposed to be a non drying oil but if it isn't pure or is contaminated some how all bets are off.
    Thanks. I'd been wondering about about that. I got a bottle off amazon so who knows where it's been!
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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    Hi

    Since my hands are corrosive to the metal I touch I have been using Simoniz for the last 40 years. All the tools have a coat. I do not need to worry much about it affecting the material I am working with or mucking up a finish as an oil might do. I think any good paste wax would do. It does take a little extra work ie putting it on then polishing it off. It prevents rust at same time. I was told when I purchased my Unisaw in the 70's from a commercial company that I should rub talc into the surface of the table and it would prevent rust. I have been doing that regularly and never had any of the cast iron table surfaces rust, not sure why it works.

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Graywolf View Post
    You may want to check your source of the Camilla oil your getting. I have used it for nine years and never had it get gummy after a tool sets for a while. Camilla oil is supposed to be a non drying oil but if it isn't pure or is contaminated some how all bets are off.
    My daughter brought back a small bottle of pure Camellia oil from Japan. It feels very much like mineral oil and does not dry or get gummy. It smells wonderful! and sometimes I rub it on my planes and chisels just to have that smell in the shop.

    She said it was very expensive even over there. She bought it at a master sword maker's shop that one of her friends recommended.

    She said that most of the "camellia oils" you get here and mixed with other oils and very, very rare to get the real stuff outside of Japan. They mix it with cheaper oil to make more profit.



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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    Like this Mike?

    https://www.japanwoodworker.com/prod...llia-oil-3-4oz

    It may be expensive but it's not slathered on either so a little bit goes a long way.

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    Re: What do you apply to your hand tools to keep them from rusting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Like this Mike?

    https://www.japanwoodworker.com/prod...llia-oil-3-4oz

    It may be expensive but it's not slathered on either so a little bit goes a long way.
    Yes, that is the same bottle I have.



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