Preventing Rust from Ruining your Quality Tools

April Showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring a more humid environment to your woodworking shop.

During the wet, and warmer season of Spring, it may be a good idea to take some precaustions and be proactive in order to keep your lumber and tools safe from humidity.

If quality is important to you, then you probably invest a lot into your cutting tools.  One of the best things you can do to prevent humidity from potentially ruining those quality cutting tools, and hand tools is to make sure that all exposed surface on your tools are coated with a rust preventative coating.  You can use various types of wax or purchase specialized couating like BoeShield.  This small step to prevent your tools from rusting can really payoff big.

Another thing you can do is to put a dehumidifier in your shop.  This will also help to also keep your lumber and unfinished wood prjects from being ruined from excess moisture in your shop.  If you store your wood and wood projects in a humid environment, it can lead to the wood expanding and warping, which can ruin any project.

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