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    WE have just passed through quite a drought with less rain in the future for this year that has helped with rust this last winter. All the best for yours,constant vigilance pays.

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    I also use wax including the morse tapers but I give the tapers a quick clean with rubbing alcohol before use, that strips the wax easily.
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    A good friend used WD40 all the time on his wood lathe etc,never a slip on the rail locking and he turned massive bowls and platters . His machines looked like new.

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    Not sure about availability there (or elsewhere), but her in the Colonies, we have a product called WD-40. Thin spray oil. (Don't cook with it, please.) Tools that are going into cold storage for me get lightly sprayed and put in a plastic tote. When it's time to use, a simple quick wipe down and ready.
    (And maybe spray canola cooking oil would work too, but I would save that for cooking.)

     
     
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    I noticed a lot less rust on tools after I insulated my shed with bubble wrap with foil in it seems to keep a lot of the moisture away plus the shed is easier to heat and does not use as much electricity. As a bonus on the very rare occasions that we get hot weather up in the Highlands it keeps the shed cool. I use a combination of stuff to protect my tools usually paste wax once the surfaces have been cleaned with WD40 and a window scraper. On my dovetail and Japanese saws plus chisels and planes I use the oil in a can method as suggested by Paul Sellars vid below: -


     
     
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    I sprayed WD40 on my milling machine table, two weeks later and it was covered with rust. Never again.

     
     
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    Hi William I think WD40 is good at initially clearing rust but you do need another coating of wax or something to stop the moisture getting on the surface. I have used white spirit to good effect to clean the rust before, but you still need to put an extra layer on even if it car polish. If it is a one stop spray on solution like WD40 you want the only one I have used which is very good is ACF 50 but it is very expensive I used to use this on my motorbikes and they kept them mostly immune to salt and other rust makers.

     
     
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    Spraying is doubly effective if wiped over carefully otherwise it tends to blob on not stick on as does Camelia Oil if I remember correctly it says wiped over to create a thin film works best.

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    I use an electric greenhouse heater and keep the temperature just above freezing, it has a thermostat on it so can set a minimum and maximum temperature that way once it reaches the desired temperature it turns off. It may not make the shed warm enough to work in but it does keep the rust at bay. I also have a second heater which I can turn on in the morning and a couple of hours later comfortable enough to turn that one off
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    If you are looking for corrosion control, you could try here Shield Technology Corrosion Control Products
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