Re: Protecting an angle plate
I use way oil thinned (greater than 50%) with mineral spirits and applied with a simple spray bottle! The mineral spirits evaporates and leaves a very thin coating of way oil. The ability to spay the oil with a simple trigger squeeze gives you the same ease of use as applying WD-40 without the disadvantages(brown coating) of WD-40. I also use it on my lathe ways on some occasions!
--- In email@example.com, "Malcolm" <mparkerlisberg@...> wrote:
> I have just purchased a new 6" angle plate for my mill and I am looking for suggestions on how to protect the plate ground surfaces from rust and dings. I need something that will hold oil or grease to cover the surfaces, but is quickly removed and replaced when I need to use it.
> I had thought of a felt covered angled wooden open box covered in oil soaked felt. Any other suggestions welcome
- d.seiter@... wrote:
>If you make or buy a punch with a flat end, and just break the sharp
> What's the best way to remove small high spots from the mill table (from
> nicks, etc) without removing good metal? I looked through the archives
> last night and didn't find anything; maybe I gave up too soon.
corner, you can use it with a small hammer to gently ease some of the
metal back to where it came from. Then use a scraper until whatever you
have that is flat sits properly. This is a workshop expedient method
and isn't a substitute for other methods.
Kevin, NW England, UK