28 Feb '16, 6pm

Here, have a guide to restoring old tools:

Yard sales, online auctions, swap meets and flea markets can be a great source when it comes to acquiring the much needed vintage, quality tools at reasonable prices. Rummaging through heaps of rusted metal and stained or rotted wood looking for that hidden gem, picking it up and scraping away rust with your thumbnail, trying to make out the manufacturer's name is all part of the hunt. Restoring old tools All it takes is some basic chemistry and a little elbow grease to salvage tools that look like they've been sitting on the bottom of the ocean since before you were born. Rusty tools turn up in the shed of the property you just moved into. A friend hands them down. Often their handles are rotted away and their steel is so rusty that you consider getting a tetanus shot before even looking at them.

Full article: http://www.naturalhomes.org/permahome/restoring-old-tools...

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