Preventing rusty fingerprints on shoulder planes


My two shoulder planes keep getting rust marks even though I coat them with wax and a liberal coat of T9. nothing else rusts in my shop and it's not from humidity; it's from my fingers. Short of wearing gloves, what might I to coat the sides of these planes with so I don't have to keep removing rust. the soles are fine; it's just the sides where my sweaty hands have touched.
Dave
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Maybe nothing Dave. This is something that guitar players have moaned about forever. People like me have sweat than just seems to rust things and we'll rot a set of strings in no time. I have to change my strings almost 3 times as often as other people I play with. Fortunately, I don't worry much about keeping my tools shine like new, or I'd drive myself crazy.
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When my wife was pregnant, her sweat rotted our Nordic Track like strong acid. Went back to normal after delivery. Maybe you should see an endocrinologist.
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I know what you're getting at and I am NOT pregnant!
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OK, your not pregnant but can you smell? There is a rare endocrine disorder which could be effecting your persperation. No I'm not an endocrinologist but have Kallmans Syndrome.
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On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 21:08:13 -0400, "Mike Marlow"

Not to mention attack finishes, peel plating, etc... Some of my basses have some parts with corrosion so scary, I can't believe it came from my body.
On a side note, I've seen bicycles with aluminum parts so corroded by sweat that they literally crumbled and broke.
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No wax ever worked for me including BoeShield. I get good results with Top Cote.
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One of my friends (a smoker and a lab chemist) has sweat as corrosive as something from Alien. A great many silver-plate ornaments have suffered his black fingerprints o'doom and there's even one etched into the chrome plated traverse handwheel of the lathe.
Maybe you could gun-blue your shoulder plane ?
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Gun blue won't help. Browning will though. Not so much that it will prevent it, it just won't show as bad.
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Towel wipe before, WD40 after seems to work in my place. Don't need anything but time to work up a good sweat, so I just do it by rote.
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Have you ever tried Camellia oil? I use it on my hand planes.
Bob
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I'll second Bob's suggestion. I prefer to oil my tools than put a coat of wax. Paste wax is hard and won't penetrate the metal's surface (unless it's liquid parafin wax). You touch your plane while you're applying the wax and I think the wax is sealing in the sweat from your fingers. If you can't find camellia oil online you can use any vegetable oil though I prefer camellia oil because it's thinner and isn't as sticky. A little goes a long long way.
Layne
On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 19:48:37 GMT, "BillyBob"

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