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    Tool/machine tips

    Now the winters are starting to draw in and some of us don't have the luxury of heated workshops, I
    was thinking again of how to protect my tools and machines from the dreaded rust.
    Over the year I've regularly waxed or oiled my tools, more to keep clean and protect.
    Like the tapers on the mandrels, Jacobs chuck etc. We're not supposed to oil the tapers,as they are friction fit,
    so how best to protect them?
    What are your views ?

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    There are plenty of small electric heaters available, also gas or Paraffin. What did you do last winter Dave?
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    John.
    Can't remember it being that bad.
    I have been building up my workshop since.
    My tools were stored in a "warmish garage" they are now in a cold shed. Hence the oil and wax over the past year.

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    Cold?

    Not sure if this video is any help it’s funny I had just looked at it before I had read your post.



    Kevin
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    Why burn it when you can turn it ....

     
     
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    Do NOT use a parafin heater, burning parafin produces water, use electric, or if you can fit a wood burner in your workshop, thats what I am planining when I get the workshop built
    Cheers
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    Ray.
    You wood (yep, trying to be funny) need a wood burner up there in Scotland ��������������

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    Best way for me especially on the table saw cast iron was to use the thinnest smear of Magnolia Oil. If you use too much moisture forms under it.Great on the lathe bed ,tools etc. Love idea of the totes on the video.

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    Tn the wet season, when it is hot and humid I leave both ceiling fans on low in my shed. The air movement stops rust forming.

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    Hi Dave,
    I always use Liberon lubrication wax. Wipe it on and let it dry. I use this on all my other tools, lathe beds, planer, chisels, hand planes etc; even on morse tapers, just wipe with your hand before use.
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    Hello Dave

    I am in the same boat as you. I wax, PTFE all beds and have been known to 3in1 oil everything. I do oil MT's but wipe the tool vigorously before use. I think it's the only way. I don't use TPFE or on tapers as it is harder to remove. Not had any trouble yet, but that's not to say that I ain't gonna get any. Time will tell. It would be nice to have a very low heat in the WS and I have tried an oil heater it but it's just too expensive.

    I thought of using Propane gas burners on a when needed basis but have been advised not to because this fuel produces condensation and the constant fluctuations in temperature increases the chances of condensate on cast iron beds etc. I just love Winter........sometimes.

    All the best
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