: Yes, stupid woman putting wet things on the table
: saw. I always cover it with a piece of cardboard
: or she would screw it up on a regular bases.
it's spelled "basis".
And putting cardboard on cast iron is an invitation
to rust -- ambient moisture gets into the cardboard, then rust ensues.
Not clear here who's being stupid.
-- Andy Barss
I took a belt sander to the top of a 30 yr old cast iron top that was in
generally good shape, but darkened with corrosion and one spot that was
'raised' by some rust about the size of a quarter.
The sander quickly brought up a shine and smoothed out the corrosion. I
then used an orbital sander to refine the finish. I was in the process
of selling the machine but after I saw the top, I thought about keeping it!
As for expensive machines having smoother tops, my General 350 (Canadian
made) which supposedly has some 'special' cast iron was very smooth, but
did have visible swirls on the surface from grinding or polishing. It
did not have any imperfections which could be felt like burrs or pits.
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