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#1 CV3


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 11:31 PM

I spent a good part of today on tool maintenance. Greased the shafts of my rotary tools. tuned up the edges on the chisels. Had to redo the edge on 3 palm tools. They had some micro chips along the cutting edge. Happens when I try and take too deep a cut in the hard woods I use. I have had big chips and had to regrind a whole new edge. The higher Rockwell rated tools can be a bit brittle. Cleaned and gave every thing a light coat of oil. Rust is always a issue in our high humidity. I try and do a general fix and clean twice a year. should be good tell spring.

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:43 AM

A good way to go, shoudl probably check all my tools out for any work required, re the light oiling, many years a go one of the uncles who was a joiner in the building industry thus outside working, gave me the tip to use candle wax ie rub a candle on the tools not only does it protect it does not stain hands, clothing, materials etc, the added advantage is if used on saws  it acts as a lubricant when sawing as friction melts it. This advice was given when he was doing a job for me and I asked what the candles were for in his toolbox.

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 02:58 PM

I use paste wax on my cast iron machine tables.

I need to take the time and sharpen my chisels.


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 10:28 PM

I also use candle wax mainly on the saw , it certainly helps using it.

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