Removing mild to moderate rust: five simple methods

Removing mild to moderate rust: five simple methods

When it comes to the scourge of rust in the workshop and beyond, we all know it’s a real menace – and indeed, it has been blogged here before about preventative measures you can take to stop it cropping up

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Enhancing the lifespan of Power Tools

Enhancing the lifespan of Power Tools

Workshopshed: A typically British summer this year, alternating between strong sun and damp weather. It’s not the best conditions for your equipment and tools so our latest guest author has provided some thoughts on keeping your power tools in tip

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Cor-ten Steel

Cor-ten Steel

Most people working with steel go to great lengths to make sure that it does not rust. However “Weathering Steel” or Cor-Ten® Steel as it’s most commonly known is actually designed to rust. The sheets rust following installation and generate

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Environmental Monitoring With Arduino

Environmental Monitoring With Arduino

Since Harold Hall sent through his thoughts on rust, I’ve been thinking about monitoring temperature and humidity in the workshop which in turn will allow me to work out what I can do to improve conditions in there. I already

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Harold Hall on Preventing rust in the workshop

Harold Hall on Preventing rust in the workshop

Given the time of year, I decided to ask an expert about how to minimise rusting in the workshop through the autumn and winter. I emailed model engineering author and ex-MEW editor, Harold Hall and he kindly replied with a

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More rust removal

More rust removal

Following up the previous post, I looked into the different ways of cleaning off the rust from the anvil. Looking at Isaac’s idea first, I found a couple of good articles explaining the process. Instructables has a few articles but

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Rust Removal

Rust Removal

Isaac’s comment on my anvil’s rust issue reminded me that I had a set of “Engineering Workshop Practice” by Arthur Judge on my bookshelf. From last reading I remembered that volume iii had a chapter on “Miscellaneous Workshop Hints and

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Pins and Needles

Pins and Needles

I was casually picking a splinter out of my finger the other day and remembered some advice that my mother had given me. “Always use a needle to remove splinters, never a pin as that can cause infection”. I decided

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