(Webmaster's note: this article was scanned from the Dec. 10, 1969 issue of ToolTalk)
Our member, Dick Nevins, made extensive notes on the forum about cleaning and preserving tools, which was held at the San Diego meeting in July. He transcribed them for us and we include them here for the use of all members. Many thanks to Dick for this thoughtfulness.
TO MAINTAIN ROSEWOOD:
Apply mixture of Turpentine and pure lemon oil. 1 oz. lemon oil to 1 quart Turpentine (mineral oil in a pinch).
TO MAINTAIN SOFTWOODS &. MAPLE:
Dissolve beeswax in equal amount of turpentine, add equal amount of boiled linseed oil; i.e.: 1/3, 1/3, 1/3; add 1 oz. lemon oil, apply mixture to wood, wipe off excess.
WD-40, spray from can as directed. May be purchased in 1 gallon cans, not pressurized, from a company in Inglewood, or the manufacturer in San Diego. Our President has the addresses.
Fantastic, a household cleaner in a spray bottle.
Janitor in a Drum, similar to above by same maker, but more concentrated.
Panel Magic, followed by lots of sandpapering with 100 to 220 to 600 Wet or Dry (depending on individual's desire as to extent of removing blemishes).
MP 7 (Manganese Phosphate) @ $8.00 gal. not on spring steel.
Actane L-59 sold by L. H. Butcher Co., 3628 E. Olympic Los Angeles
Ospho, a product used by U.S. Marines (civilian product very dilute).
MECHANICAL RUST REMOVAL:
Stiff wire brush or motor-driven wire wheel. Finish with roughe [rouge?] on buffing wheel.
Saws: Place between 2 burlap sacks of fine sand run vibrating sander on top sack and reverse saw periodically