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Temporary Shop Down Time

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by William Rogers, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. William Rogers

    William Rogers

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    My shop will be idle for about 2 months. I normally wax all the steel components with Johnsons paste wax. Do you recommend doing more to prevent rust durning the down time?
     
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  2. john lucas

    john lucas AAW Forum Expert

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    That's what I did when I moved. Had to store it all in the basement which was moderately damp. It was down there almost 3 months before I was able to move into the new shop. The paste wax seemed to work perfectly
     
  3. Don Wattenhofer

    Don Wattenhofer

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    The wax should take care of the rust problem but what will you do for your mental heath.
     
  4. Stan Semeniuk

    Stan Semeniuk

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    In the winter here I spray my lathe, jointer, bandsaw etc. with fluid film. It works really well but is a little messy. I have never thought of using paste wax how does it hold up through the long winter months?
     
  5. Roger Domina

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    Johnson paste wax is what I use and it's served me well. Good luck Bill.
     

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