Re: [mill_drill] Re: Protecting an angle plate
- I have friends in humid climates who swear by this stuff:http://www.starrett.com/saws/saws-hand-tool-products/jobsite-workshop-tools/m1-oil#itemsPerPage=24¤tPage=1&displayMode=grid&sortBy=none/ascI usually give things a wipe with way-oil, it stays in place well and does a good job. For long term storage, such as my rotary table that I haven't used in maybe 5yrs, a quick, light wipe with wheel bearing grease lasts decades.cheers,cOn Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 9:12 AM, gmiller4396 <gmiller4396@...> wrote:
Use Johnson Paste wax on it and it will not rust. I use JPW to polish things like my table saw top and the antique cast iron sock machines I work on and it keeps the rust away.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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