Q

Tedswoodworking Plans

16.000 Woodworking Plans and Projects

Get Instant Access

What is the best way to remove rust from a table saw without harming the table top?

A "Low-tech is the way to go. You'll need some furniture paste wax, a green or gray nylon abrasive pad or #000 or #(X)()() steel wool, and lots and lots of elbow grease. Spread a generous amount of wax onto the surface with the pad, and work the entire surface with as much down pressure as you can muster. When all the surface rust is gone, buff off the remaining wax and polish the top with a clean cloth."

Andy Rae

Further Feedback: "As a gunsmith, I deal with rust removal often while refurbishing old guns. If the rust is really bad, I use a burnisher and oil. Wet the rust, then rub hard with the burnisher. The crusted rust will break down, and the piece can then be rubbed with #0000 steel wool and lubricant."

Tom Foe

"I thought, 'What if I could develop some new skills trying inlay, bellflowers, etc. and put these into a uniquely designed corner table that my wife would like?' This has been the most challenging (and fun!) piece I have built yet." Eric Wood

Londonderry, New Hampshire

Reader participation is sheer poetry at Woodworker's Journal—especially when we call for contributions of woodworking haikus.

As more shavings fly The less I am inclined To sweep them all up.

Thomas M. Scott

If I can make things from a pile of wood that sings, What a joy this brings.

Kent Hathaway

If you have to ask "What's the point of woodworking," You won't understand.

Mike Yost

"I made two of these cradles out of cherry for my twin girls. When they were four, I made two more, scaled down to two-thirds size, to be used by them as doll cradles." Mike Collinsworth Xenia, Oklahoma

"I thought, 'What if I could develop some new skills trying inlay, bellflowers, etc. and put these into a uniquely designed corner table that my wife would like?' This has been the most challenging (and fun!) piece I have built yet." Eric Wood

Londonderry, New Hampshire

Here's another question submitted by a Woodworker's Journal eZine reader, the "expert" answers — and further reader followup.

"I am sending a photo of the porch glider I completed. I purchased the hardware about six years prior to building."

Carmelo D'Amore Johnstown, New York

QHas anyone come up with a way to calculate panel, stile and rail sizes easily for various sized doors?

A Most easily is with a computer program designed to do just that Failing that, copy the design features of the style you like best.

Carol Reed

"I had the same problems until I found a wonderful little program at Rockier Woodworking and Hardware called the Woodshop Calculator. I have built several kitchens and many doors, picture frames and wainscoting using this great little program."

Martin Frincke

"I have a strange group of clamps that I have collected over the years. I am moving into a new shop and have just completed a clamp rack to corral all the critters in one place. I took advantage of wasted space in the middle of the A to add drawers to hold all the other things I use."

Walt from Idaho

"My friends August and Elana are avid boaters, and I wanted the butcher block table I made them to be very personal and special, so I used a nautical theme. The field itself is white maple with inlays of wenge, purple heart, yellow heart and cherry for the compass rose."

Larry Yasulka Manchester, New Jersey

In this market being tya Pwtutlu is the only way to Increase Profits

For Serious Professionals & Passionate Hobbyists y

WristWriter®

The Competitive Edite mmMmgimg loll Ire«: 1-877-974-7897

Man More Money usng same itM & time

Was this article helpful?

0 0
The Complete Guide To Wood Finishing

The Complete Guide To Wood Finishing

Wood finishing can be tricky and after spending hours on building your project you want to be sure that you get the best outcome possible. In The Complete Guide To Wood Finishing you will learn how to get beautiful, professional results no matter what your project is, even if you have never tried your hand at wood finishing before. You will learn about every step in the wood finishing process from a professional wood finisher with years of experience.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment