Re: [MedievalSawdust] old tools
- Depending on your grinder.....you might not want to use it to remove rust. Unless the rust is really deep a grinder may take off too much stock. I've been successful with sand paper and a "rust cutter" such as WD-40, then finishing off with steel wool. Of course your fingers are going to be just a bit close to that edge - depending on how sharp it is. Tools from turn-of-the-century and before tend to be higher quality because of a number of things such as work ethic, job pride, and a lack of do-it-cheap attitude.
Hallie Ewanus <hallieve@...> wrote:I just got 2 nice draw knives off ebay ! Paid around $15 with the shipping for both. one is straight the other a curved. On was ready to go and even sharp! Tested it out on a carved staff I've been working on. wood is hibisces from my garden was really fun to use. The other needs new wood handles. They have a light surface of rust and that made the pricwe low. Since I have a bench grinder I knew I could sharpen and polish them up.
As to the handles my little table top lathe will make them easily
I got that from ebay too! but I also get a lot of tools both old hand and power at yard sales and flea markets.I've paid as little as $2 for a nice small block plane and as much as $10for a large wood bench plane! been at this for a few years and getting bargins takes both luck and pacience. Even get some tools from dumpsters! In the last few month I found two good quality brand name circular saws in working condition! The change to cordless is a blessing for me on a tight budget.
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