Stop Rust Now

If it’s metallic, odds are it’s rusting. But why? And how can you slow it down?
By Michael Rabkin
Pages: 90-93

From the April 2004 issue #140
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Rust is the bane of woodworking tools. Once it appears, it seems to spread like cancer. For woodworkers in humid, salty climates (such as Hawaii or Florida), it’s a never-ending battle. But for many, it’s a skirmish that must be fought regularly.

You’re probably aware of many ways to combat rust. We’ve looked at the science and we think we’ve found some good ways to deal with this problem.

But first you need to understand how rust works: When iron combines with water over time, it forms iron oxide, also known as rust. Pretty simple, right?

From the April 2004 issue #140
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