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Title: $2 wrench
Post by: jimwrench on June 09, 2012, 05:00:22 PM
 Started out with an old rusty $2  W & B adjustable; after several hours of sanding, I now have a shiny $2 wrench. Haven't waxed it yet as I don't know when its shiny enough. Kind of a soothing way to pass a little time and I didn't ruin anything of great value. I also didn't improve its value. Oh well.
Title: Re: $2 wrench
Post by: rusty on June 09, 2012, 07:01:12 PM

It's purty tho :)

For some reason I am always surprised you can get that much shine out of carbon steel....

Did you just sand it? Or buff it as well?
Title: Re: $2 wrench
Post by: jimwrench on June 09, 2012, 08:20:36 PM
 NO BUFFING. Used a 1 inch belt sander with a old belt.
Title: Re: $2 wrench
Post by: scottg on June 10, 2012, 08:36:00 AM
Super job Jim!!
 Blam!

 Did you take it apart?
  yours Scott
Title: Re: $2 wrench
Post by: jimwrench on June 10, 2012, 02:14:11 PM
 Yes I broke it down before sanding. Just fooling around. If I ever do it again, I'll give it a vinegar bath for a week first. Took this one from the wild and it had some pretty deep dings. Still is'nt done but I'm going to give it a couple of weeks rest.