I've seen the term "oak rust" on this ng more than few times over the years,
usually used in a facetious or sarcastic way. I have been unable to go back
far enough find the thread where this became a thing. I take it that it's
not a reference to a fungus afflicting oaks, nor the concrete staining
abilities of the oaks' reproductive assets.
Is there a fallacy that oak dissolves fasteners?
Scott in Dunedin
I couldn't find anything close to the thread, Google wasted my time by not
confining my search to Usenet and Usenet archives even though I told it to.
When I went to groups.google.com, all the stuff they were returning was 4-6
years old. :-( Their search seems to be more and more "it contains an A,
so we'll return everthing that has an "A" in it! MOAR RESULTS!"
Anyway, not long ago there was a thread that was going the way most wRECk
threads go... All over the place. Some were talking about cars and someone
mentioned oak rust and its effects were "discovered" and "enhanced" there.
Did what get wet? the part of the lag outside the wood?
I assume it was just humidity.
If you are talking in the wood, that's in response to the statement that
tannic acid in oak deteriorates ferrous metal. Not sure it's always true.
I presume he was talking about water "rusting" the wood, but it was
Oak, not Ironwood. ;-)
That it always rusts ferrous metal? Perhaps there is some condition
where it won't but IME, iron and carbon steel are no-nos in Red Oak. I
wouldn't use Red Oak anywhere there is water (made that mistake) but
that's a somewhat different subject.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10:11:15 AM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:
He made slight reference to various meanings. Did you not read his whole post?
About which topic/meaning... relative to what he asked?
Words of wisdom, in or out of context, you should consider for yourself. You missed consideration and courtesy, that several have asked for, relative to punctuation in your posts. So, what is your concern, for replying to this and similar threads?
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