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David Flanrey
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Hey bowyers, I just built a new shop and I have bought some new tools to go in it. What do you guys use to prevent rust on the unpainted areas? Like on band saw and table saw tops. Want to take as good care as I can. Let's hear some ideas.
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Roy from Pa
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Wax them often with a piece of wax paper. Makes wood glide across them like on ice.
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In addition to coating the work table surfaces, maintain a dry atmosphere with a dehumidifier... it's good for bow wood, other metal parts, and keeps mold and mildew away too.
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quote:
Originally posted by Bowjunkie:
In addition to coating the work table surfaces, maintain a dry atmosphere with a dehumidifier... it's good for bow wood, other metal parts, and keeps mold and mildew away too.

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There is a spray on protection called Top Cote. It protects the iron or steel surfaces and won't contaminate wood. It also reduces friction.
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I use Johnson's paste wax.

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David Flanrey
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All great advise. Didn't think about the humidifier. Will get one. Thanks guys!

Stocked up with a new 14" band saw, 10" table saw, edge sander, 8" jointer and a 13" planer all Grizzly and a Mikita 12" miter saw. Hoping to keep them in good working order.

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I am a little concerned the wax might pollute the wood and interfere with glue ups? Just guessing though.
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Roy from Pa
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Ya need to buy the wax free wax..
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Bostik GlideCote is what you want. It seals tool tables and blades from rust, reduces friction, doesn't build up, and won't affect glue joints or wood finishes like oils or waxes.
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quote:
Originally posted by Roy from Pa:
Ya need to buy the wax free wax..

Roy... Where can you get that stuff?? Is it in the 'board stretcher' aisle??
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I'm inclined to use W-40 or equivalent it penetrates the micro pores in the metal and it has rust inhibitors, wax wont do that. I used wax on my patio door it lasts about a month spray lubes triple that time.
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I use the Jhonson's paste wax.
Rub in wipe off not enough left to contaminate wood.

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David Flanrey
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Ordered some Glidecote. Ill get a dehumidifier which will help keep my wood dry also. Glad I turned to the Gang for help. Thanks
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Years ago in San Diego I was looking around the house for something to use on a couple hand saws. Ended up using sunflower oil from wife's kitchen. Tried Olive oil as well but it stinks after awhile.
WD-40 and such products can leave residues which your glue or finishes may not adhere to.

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