hey helga - here is another sky pic for you!!!
here is the final tool post... this is what the mitre box for the saw in the first post looked like before vinegar..
it was pretty rusty and one of the pistons for the saw was rusted in place ..
here it is after the first vinager bath..
pretty ugly and dripping rust flakes...
snow is an excellent abrasive ;-)
look at the rust!!!
i had to get that stuck piston out without damage... the mitre box is useless without it - so using a blow torch...
wd-40 and a bolt to hammer it out - mission accomplished!!!
after another vinager bath, some progress is being made!!
and the bolts were loose enough that i could remove the plates..
to soak separately a third time...
back in they go with the last of the tools...
a hand auger and bits, a punch, crimper, chisel...
here are the plates all clean and oiled...
i cleaned the frame for the mitre box, but i haven't haven't put it back together yet. i plan on a post about sharpening saws and will include a pic of the final product then.
the sun sets on the hand tool restoration posts, hope you enjoyed!!